Shilo Sanders Pulls Out Fearless Stunt at X Games Aspen 2024 Just Days After ‘Pinky’ Surgery

Published 01/28/2024, 1:08 AM EST

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The 2024 X Games unveiled an unexpected protagonist in the frost-kissed ambiance of Aspen. The Colorado Buffaloes’ safety, Shilo Sanders, took center stage not in cleats but embarked on a skateboard over the frosty terrain. The snow-capped peaks bore witness to Shilo’s spectacle beyond his gridiron prowess.

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Surprisingly, a few days back, he underwent surgery on his ‘pinky’ finger and still went to try adventure sports. The X Games, renowned for pushing the boundaries of extreme sports, found a new dimension with Coach Prime’s son defying expectations with his presence on the snow. 

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In a short and tantalizing glimpse shared on Instagram, Sanders exuded infectious enthusiasm as he conquered the icy terrain on a skateboard. The Colorado Buffaloes player is seen gliding down from a raised platform and landing on the snow with grace. Following the fearless stunt, Sanders shared a small message that reverberated with enthusiasm stating, “We on X Games mode”

 

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The unexpected twist in his athletic pursuits added a layer of intrigue to the X Games. For Sanders’ fans, the Buffaloes player’s willingness to explore uncharted territories, it has been a completely new experience. With this, the unexpected transition from the football field to trying ice skateboarding showcased his versatility in exploring a new frontier. 

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However, Sanders’ dazzling performance on the ice was not without its backstory. It was revealed, that just a few days before he participated in the X Games, Sanders underwent surgery to address an injury on his finger. On this note, by bouncing back from a recent surgery, Sanders expounded his grit and tenacity.

Sanders’ injury and Coach Prime’s unique reaction

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Sanders got an ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament) injury that left him with a broken ‘pinky’ finger when he played at Jackson State. However, since Colorado demanded his full commitment, he decided to fix the injury by undergoing surgery. Shilo’s father, Coach Prime, refused to let his son become morose and inspired him to meet the injury with a dose of laughter.

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A clip has gone viral, where Deion Sanders is seen engaged in a Facetime call with Shilo who was confined to the hospital bed. At that moment, Coach Prime with his trademark wit, playfully dismissed the significance of a pinky finger and made a fun statement, “You don’t even use a pinky”. As Colorado Buffaloes gear up for their debut in the Big 12 Conference 2024, Shilo’s short break for his surgery has been handled lightheartedly by Deion Sanders.

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As the X Games unfold, the convergence of football royalty with the elegance of ice skating speaks volumes about Shilo Sanders’ determination and grit. His unexpected venture into ice sports shortly after recovering from surgery left fans eager to witness what other surprises he might unveil in days to come. 

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