Deion Sanders could have his left foot amputated as he continues to experience significant blood circulation issues in the area.
Sanders, who once had two toes amputated on his left foot, allowed a camera crew to document a meeting with his medical team at the Colorado Football Center during which they discussed concerns about his health.
“You just have to understand what the risks are,” vascular surgeon Donald Jacobs told Sanders. “Things can cascade.”
Jacobs then told Colorado athletic trainer Lauren Askevold, “He might lose his footing.”
Another vascular surgeon, Max Wohlauer, told Sanders that the blood pressure measured in his lower leg was previously the same as the blood pressure in his arm, but is now only about two-thirds blood pressure in his arm.
“So those arteries closed off,” Wohlauer said.
Sanders is entering his first season as head coach of Colorado. He indicated that if he needed major medical intervention, he would rather finish it now than take him out of training at the start of the season.
“I want to do it this summer because when we start I won’t have time to do it,” Sanders told doctors. “That’s the best stoppage time I’ve had.”
Sanders, 55, had to miss three games during the 2021 season while coaching Jackson State due to complications from previous foot surgery.
Sanders was a College Football Hall of Fame cornerback in Florida State and played in Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington and Baltimore during his Pro Football Hall of Fame career. He was the Southwestern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in each of the last two seasons at Jackson State before leaving for Colorado in December.
Deion Sanders may have to have his foot amputated originally appeared on Pro Football Talk