Football legend Deion Sanders could be facing a significant life-changing surgery. The coach has been dealing with issues pertaining to his foot for some time now. While things were looking like they were on the mend, it looks like the tables have unfortunately turned. Sanders could be facing an amputation after all.
Back in 2021, it was revealed that Deion Sanders was suffering from blood clots in his body and that his family had a history with them. As a result, he was wheelchair-bound for much of the season that year.
Eventually, in 2022, it was revealed that the blood clots resulted in him having two toes amputated. This included one big toe and the second toe on his left foot. Sadly these amputations were considered the best-case example at the time since, initially, they were looking to amputate Sanders left up to the knee.
At the time, Sanders admitted that he was terrified of the prospect of losing his leg, considering he built his legacy on the back of his success as an athlete. “The hardest thing of it all was to look down there and see that and understand that once upon a time, you were this type of athlete,” he told Sports Illustrated at the time.
Now Sanders is updating fans further. It’s been revealed that his left foot is still having complications and will have to be cut off.
Coach Prime as he is affectionately called was seen in a video getting an ultrasound to determine why he was still having numbness in his feet. “I don’t have feeling in the bottom of my foot at all,” he told news outlets.
“I just want to know what we can do because I want to do it this summer. Because, when we get rolling, I’m not going to have time to do it,” he added.