Deion Sanders could lose his left foot as a result of circulation problems that forced him to have two fingers amputated in 2021.
Sanders allowed “Thee Pregame Show” camera crews to film a meeting with his medical team at the University of Colorado, where he is preparing for his first season as head football coach.
In an 11-minute segment posted Friday on YouTube, Sanders met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ken Hunt, vascular surgeons Dr. Donald Jacobs and Dr. Max Wohlauer, and athletic trainer Lauren Askevold to discuss their daily pain levels. and possible next steps.
“You just have to understand what the risks are. Things can cascade,” Jacobs said, adding that Sanders might not just lose another toe, but “could lose his foot.”
“Well, I know what the risks are,” Sanders responded. “I only have eight toes. So, I’m pretty sure I get it.”
Sanders said he doesn’t feel the bottom of his left foot, saying if a procedure is recommended, he wants to do it right away, because once the season starts, he’ll be too busy.
“I want to do it this summer because when we get going, I won’t have time to do it,” Sanders said. “This is the best downtime I’ve ever had.”
Sanders missed three games at Jackson State in 2021 after having two toes amputated during the season.
Sanders took over the downtrodden Buffaloes program in December following Colorado’s 1-11 season in 2022. His hiring has led to a resurgence of interest in the program, which has had just two winning seasons since 2016, one of them with a 4-2 mark. dial during the 2020 pandemic season.
The Buffs sold out their spring game in April and have used up their season ticket allotment for the first time in nearly three decades. Colorado opens at TCU on September 2 and hosts former Big 12 rival Nebraska a week later at Folsom Field.