New Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders has exposed his amputated foot on camera for the first time since having two toes removed earlier this year.
Sanders, who has been the talk of college football since opting to leave Jackson State for seemingly greener pastures, fired back at critics during a presser last week. He was the most recent guest on his friend Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast and had a lot to unpack.
The show kicked off with Coach Prime on a massage table receiving therapy on his left foot which, according to an article from NFL.com, was amputated because of blood clots caused by a previous operation.
Sanders is reported to have spent a month in the hospital last season. Having undergone surgery for a dislocated to and an inflamed nerve, his toes started darkening under the bandages, forcing him to have additional procedures done.
“The 54-year-old Sanders underwent several surgeries,” the article reads. “He developed a femoral arterial blood clot. He also had compartment syndrome, where his leg swelled up, and doctors had to flay open his leg to drain fluid. Sanders later had his big toe and the second toe amputated.”
Deion Sanders’ Ordeal
Deion, who’s now 55, discussed the ordeal with Sharpe. He explained that doctors initially planned to cut his entire leg but then determined that a pair of toes would be enough.
“Take them, I’m good!” is what he said he told them.
While he managed to keep most of his body intact, Sanders revealed he has to have the appendages massaged 2-3 times a day because of pain and poor circulation. He also said he’s down to taking seven pills a day from a previous 30, also noting he expects to experience the pain for the rest of his life.
The first surgery made it so that Deion had to be on a scooter during games. He still managed to lead JSU to an 11-2 season. Following his recovery, he coached them to an unblemished campaign.
Coach Sanders will certainly be under the microscope now, as many are interested in seeing whether he can maintain the same level of success with Colorado.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.