A few months ago, Deion Sanders found himself being hospitalized with a foot issue that was a lot more serious than we all knew. The player-turned-coach was hospitalized following a foot surgery he underwent in Sept. of 2021 to fix a dislocated toe.
Sanders unveiled the truth of his injuries in a trailer for the next six episodes of his “Coach Prime” documentary that streams on Barstool Sports digital channels.
The trailer shows footage of Sanders suffering excruciating pain during a hospital visit. During the consultation a doctor explained, “A lot is still to be determined, but he’s gonna have a procedure done a little later today… You could lose your leg.”
Sanders was expected to be in a scooter for several weeks, according to the report. A doctor outlined the procedure that Sanders underwent.
“She’s going to shorten that second toe a little bit by cutting through the bone,” a doctor told Sanders in the same video. “(It’s) kind of reattaching it, lengthening one of the tendons and then straightening out your first toe to give you more room for that second toe.”
The 54-year-old spent several weeks in the hospital, and he needed a wheelchair when he returned to practice with Jackson State.
The former All-American out of Florida State was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection during his illustrious career. Sanders, the No. 5 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, won a pair of Super Bowls, one with the San Francisco 49ers and a second with the Dallas Cowboys. He was named the head coach at Jackson State in 2020.
Jackson State experienced tremendous success in Year 2 under Sanders, winning the SWAC with an 11-2 overall mark while going undefeated in conference play.
Arguably the biggest moment was the Tigers landing the No. 1 recruit for the 2021 cycle in the form of cornerback Travis Hunter, flipping Hunter from Florida State.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.