Deion Sanders Health Update: 11 Surgeries Later, Coach Prime Defies Odds to Kickstart Journey Back to Full Fitness

Published 01/07/2024, 7:00 PM EST

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Deion Sanders, the coach for the Colorado Buffaloes, showed a significant improvement in recovery after going through major surgery. The 56-year-old coach is a big-time inspiration to all his fans, and, in a recent video, he stands tall on his reputation as Coach Prime.

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Under his leadership, the Colorado Buffaloes didn’t see a dominant performance this season. But nonetheless, his personality and his resilience to never lose hope touched the hearts of fans all across the nation of college football. Additionally, Sanders recently underwent 11 surgeries due to blood clots in his thighs and has started to recover from them. Moreover, with the next season drawing to a close, Sanders seems to be working on his fitness along with that of his players.

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In a recent video posted by Sanders himself, he could be seen jogging for a few yards for the first time after going through 11 severe surgeries. Deion is a prime example of what a top-tier athlete looks like, whether it be his mentality or his physical capabilities.

He was seen saying, “21 stitches in each thigh. I feel blessed. This is actually my first time. You have no idea.” Furthermore, he told a story about a patient who was also in recovery, and he would pray for his well-being. The Colorado coach has set new examples for the next generation of athletes to come, and he’s still got a lot left in his tank. Here’s what Sanders had to say about his recovery process and the pain he was constantly enduring.

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Coach Prime describes his ailment during the difficult recovery process.

Sanders plans to chase normalcy with the way he walks and runs. He also iterated that he just wants to be able to walk in his shoes and not be in any pain whatsoever. But with his recent surgery, it’s evident that it’s going to take some time before he’s fully back to a normal state of walking. In response to the recovery procedure, Deion talked candidly about his suffering during the phase.

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He said, “You don’t know until you’re able to do what you’re able to do. But it was different when she was working on me and I didn’t have the pain. In the spring, the pain was excruciating. It was so bad that if she bent something, it would take 15 minutes for my foot to even warm up. I was walking on my heel just to alleviate the pain. But now, I’m good.” Thus, with him being able to jog once again, the Buffaloes’ fans will be happy to see their beloved Coach Prime running through the tunnel soon.

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Will Sanders run through the tunnel as soon as this next season? What do you think about his recovery so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeevesh Singh

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