Sanders, who left Jackson State University to take over the football program at Boulder late last year, is known to have serious foot issues. Sanders disclosed having two of his toes amputated two years ago following a complication from a previous surgery involving blood clots.
The former NFL cornerback has had nine surgeries since 2021, with eight taking place in a single month. Yet he remains one of the most bubbly personalities on the college football scene.
Sanders, 55, was forced to call off a scheduled appearance at Morehouse football this week as he is facing some trouble.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances that’s real, I unfortunately will not be attending the Morehouse camp on tomorrow,” he said in a statement. “I’m sorry. I apologize but I gotta take care of the body. Gotta take care of the body.”
It appears Sanders’ medical issues are still very serious. While speaking to Shannon Sharpe on the latter’s Club Shay Shay podcast late last year, the NFL Hall of Famer revealed he has to be massaged every single day to keep his circulation going.
Coach Prime explained he could potentially lose the foot in a video posted to his Instagram in which he’s seen meeting with his medical team.
“See you never know what a person may be going through while I sit in your seat of judgement but you can trust and believe that we are all going through something – just keep the faith and know that if He brought you to it, He will bring you through it . . I’m CoachPrime and I’m built for this.”
Sanders is preparing for his first season as the head coach of the Buffaloes all while going through what should be one of the most challenging periods of his life.
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