Deion Sanders will be unavailable for what would have been his Pac-12 media day as he is due for a pair of foot surgeries this Thursday.
The University of Colorado has announced as much in the wake of a prior operation that took place in June.
The former NFL and MLB star has battled blood clot issues for a few years now, having gone under the knife nine times while he was still the head coach at Jackson State.
“Following the success of his last procedure and upon the advice of his doctors, Coach Prime is scheduled for a subsequent, routine follow-up procedure on July 20,” the university said in a statement, per ON3.
“Unfortunately, his recovery will preclude him from attending Pac-12 media day, but he is fully expected to be back coaching in time for fall camp. Everyone at CU wishes Coach a fast recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on campus soon.”
Sanders has since made a personal announcement through his Instagram account, speaking to fans in a video in which he apologized for his expected absence but vowed that he will be raring to go once the inbound season gets underway.
The coach would also expose his badly disfigured foot, claiming it’s the last time we will ever see it that way. Check it out below:
Sanders’ previous surgery was undertaken in order to improve circulation in order for his upcoming operations; so the development isn’t coming out of left field.
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