Last fall, former NFL player and Jackson State University coach Deion Sanders underwent surgery on a dislocated toe. Sanders had an inspiring message for his team before undergoing surgery — and delivered it from his hospital bed.
During an appearance on NPR’s “The Limits with Jay Williams” podcast, Sanders opened up about his brutal recovery process. Sanders spoke on his withdrawal period after being on heavy painkillers.
“I was taking so many meds, Jay, that it was ridiculous,” Sanders said, via New York Post. “Because, you got to understand, I’ve never smoked, never drank in my life. So I’d never been high. But taking these meds, man, I see why people get addicted to that stuff, man.
“I was on so many meds because the pain was so excruciating that the detox period for me — I was sweating bullets when I got out, in the bed — sweating, sweating, sweating because I was so used to the meds at night, especially late at night. And it was crazy. But the toughest part, mentally and emotionally, was someone having to help me into bed, help me out of bed, take me to the bathroom, get me out of the bathroom.”
Thankfully, Sanders is doing much better these days and should be even more healthy when the 2022 season comes around for Jackson State.