Deion Sanders, the legendary NFL and MLB star and the current head coach of the University of Colorado football team, has revealed that he may have to undergo a foot amputation due to circulation problems. Sanders, who is also known as Coach Prime or Prime Time, shared his health struggles on a recent episode of “Thee Pregame Show” on YouTube.
Sanders said he can’t feel the bottom of his left foot and that he suffers from daily pain. He also said he had nine surgeries, including eight within a month on his left leg, after developing blood clots that resulted in him having two toes amputated in 2021. He missed three games as the head coach of Jackson State University due to the amputations.
Sanders met with his medical team at the University of Colorado to discuss the possible next steps to alleviate his condition. The doctors suggested doing an initial surgery on Sanders’ foot to realign one or more of his toes that have had more pressure put on them due to his previous toe amputations. However, they also warned him that he was at risk of losing another toe or even his whole foot if the surgery didn’t heal properly due to the poor circulation.
Sanders said he wanted to do the surgery this summer, before the start of the new season. He said he was not afraid of the risks and that he trusted God without a doubt. He said his faith was genuine, real and authentic. He also said he was built for this and that he never flinched, stuttered or stumbled.
Sanders is one of the most decorated athletes in history, having won two Super Bowls, eight Pro Bowls and two World Series appearances. He is also a successful rapper, TV commentator, business person and lip sync battle champion. He was hired as the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes in December 2022 and is expected to lead them in their first game against TCU on September 2.
We wish Sanders all the best in his recovery and hope that he can overcome this challenge with his courage and faith.