NFL legend and Colorado football coach Deion Sanders reportedly will undergo emergency surgery to address a blood clot in his groin.
The news comes from former NFL cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, appearing on a Thursday episode of “The Pat McAfee Show.” Jones is claimed to have spoken to Sanders Thursday morning in regard to the procedure, adding he will undergo surgery at 6 am Friday.
This is not the first time Sanders has experienced issues with clots. He revealed in March 2022 that he needed to have his big toe and second toe amputated in 2021 due to three life-threatening clots running down his leg. The initial news was revealed in the final episode of the “Coach Prime” docuseries, produced by Barstool Sports.
Sanders’ clotting issues have not subsided since. Colorado’s medical team told Sanders earlier in June he must consider a full amputation of his foot to relieve issues relating to his blood clots (via YouTube Channel Thee Program).
Here’s everything you need to know about Sanders’ surgery and ongoing health updates:
Deion Sanders health update
Thursday, June 22
Jones, making an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” announced Sanders needs emergency surgery to address a clot in his groin.
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Deion Sanders is having emergency surgery tomorrow for a blood clot in his groin..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 22, 2023
Sanders later addressed the surgery, confirming he would undergo a procedure to address blood clots: one each in his left and right leg. The procedure, Sanders said, is so he can get enough blood flow to straighten out what doctors diagnosed as hammer toes on his feet.
He added there is no risk of amputation to his foot as of now:
This story will be updated.