Travis Hunter sustained a late hit on the sideline during the second quarter of Colorado’s win over Colorado State. Even though he would return to the game, he would eventually be taken out and sent to a local hospital.
Hunter stayed overnight in the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver in Saturday’s win over Colorado State.
Hunter, who was hit by CSU defensive back Henry Blackburn, is now speaking about his injury that will have him out for weeks.
Hunter is expected to miss the next several games for Colorado, putting him out for key matchups coming up against Oregon and USC.
In the aftermath of the hit, Colorado State defensive back Henry Blackburn and his family received threats, according to Rams coach Jay Norvell and athletic director Joe Parker.
Parker told ESPN that both Blackburn and his mother’s cellphone numbers made their way to the internet which led to both being overwhelmed with threatening messages. Blackburn’s address at CSU and his family’s home address were also posted online, according to Parker.
Blackburn is in his third season at Colorado State. Hunter, meanwhile, is in his first at Colorado after transferring from Jackson State. He followed Deion Sanders after he was hired away from JSU to reinvigorate the Buffaloes program.
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