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#pounditTuesday, May 21, 2024

Doctors feared Deion Sanders would need leg amputated

Deion Sanders on the sidelines

Deion Sanders was hospitalized with a foot issue a few months ago, and we now have a better idea of just how serious the situation was.

Sanders was unable to coach Jackson State for several games as he received treatment. The school did not share many details, but one report said Sanders was dealing with significant trauma. In a trailer for the upcoming episodes of Sanders’ “Coach Prime” documentary with Barstool Sports, one of the Hall of Famer’s doctors is shown saying Sanders could have potentially needed to have his leg amputated.

Sanders said in the clip that he was unsure of exactly how he injured his foot. He was shown in a hospital bed in what appeared to be serious pain. The doctor said at the time that a lot was unknown about Sanders’ procedure and that he could have potentially lost his leg. You can see the clip below, but beware that it contains a curse word.

Sanders, 54, hinted back in November that his foot complications stemmed from not following doctors’ orders after he had surgery. He spent several weeks in the hospital, and he needed a wheelchair when he returned to practice with Jackson State.

We’ll likely learn more about the situation when the documentary is released. In any event, it sounds like Sanders is fortunate he did not lose a limb.

Photo: Barbara Gauntt/Clarion Ledger via Imagn Content Services, LLC

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