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Deion Sanders to Have Emergency Surgery on Friday

NCAA Football: Colorado Spring Game

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders looks to be dealing with another serious medical situation, according to Pat McAfee.

In a tweet on Thursday morning, McAfee reported that Sanders is set to undergo emergency surgery on Friday for a blood clot found in his groin.

McAfee credits Adam (Pacman) Jones for the report, who appeared on the Pat McAfee Show on Thursday.


“There is some news coming out of Colorado about coach Prime — Deion Sanders — and I want to make sure I get this right. You were talking directly to him — a blood clot has been found in his groin, and he has emergency surgery happening tomorrow,” McAfee said to Jones.

“Yep, 6 a.m.,” Jones replied, after speaking directly with Sanders ahead of releasing the news.

Deion Sanders, a.k.a “Coach Prime,” has had several medical issues, including having two toes amputated due to blood clots. Then, last week, he revealed on Instagram that he might have to have his foot amputated.

“As you know I’ve faced some medical challenges with my foot but I’ve never said ‘WHY ME’ – I keep moving forward, progressing,” Sanders wrote on Instagram. “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. #Coach Prime

“I have full trust in my medical team and God Bless, Dr. Ken Hunt (orthopedic surgeon); Dr. Donald Jacobs (vascular surgeon); Dr. Max Wohlauer (vascular surgeon) and @laurenjaskevold Lauren Askevold – and more importantly I have full trust in Jesus!”


Despite the situation, Coach Sanders has continued to work and prepare for his first season at Colorado after taking over the program back in December.

“What I find so incredible here is… he’s still coaching, still going, still working, still doing everything. It’s like nothing has stopped,” said McAfee, who recently agreed to take his show to ESPN. “It’s like, ‘Man, what all is going on with Deion while he’s still trying to lead 100 something men?’ It’s quite a time for him.”

Sanders and the Buffaloes will open up their 2023 season on the road against the reigning national runner-up, TCU, at Amon G. Carter Stadium on September 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CT on FOX.


Deion Sanders reached out via YouTube to give everyone an update about what’s going on.

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