Deion Sanders Reveals He Had Two Toes Amputated Following Blood Clots & Surgery Complications

Deion Sanders Reveals He Had Two Toes Amputated Following Blood Clots & Surgery Complications


NFL legend Deion Sanders is getting candid about a life threatening ordeal.

The 54-year-old Jackson State football coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer recently had surgery on his injured foot which resulted in the amputation of two toes on his left foot. According to reports, Deion Sanders was diagnosed with three femoral arterial blood clots, which doctors categorized as life-threatening and left the coach wheelchair bound for the latter part of Jackson State’s season. Sanders initially had surgery in September for a dislocated toe and an inflamed nerve, but was able to return to the sidelines with crutches and sometimes used a golf cart and a push scooter to move around.

Deion Sanders

However, things grew worse for NFL legend and had to go back under the knife. Sanders reportedly had his big toe and the second toe on his foot amputated and lost 35 pounds during his three week stay in a Mississippi hospital. Sanders revealed the severity of his foot injury in an upcoming episode of his documentary series, “Coach Prime.”

In an emotional Instagram post on Tuesday (Mar. 8), Deion Sanders opened up about the difficult time he faced. In a preview for the upcoming “Coach Prime” episode, Sanders showed his injured foot while in the hospital recovering from surgery. He captioned the post,

“I told y’all we were gonna show it all in this documentary and that’s what this is. I got to warn ya This ain’t a pretty sight! I may have lost a couple soldiers in the battle but I never lost my faith in God! I endured a lot while I was in the hospital during our historic season but I am so thankful for GOD being there to help pull me through.”

He continued,

“I am so thankful for those who sent messages of faith and those who visited me during this troubling time. This episode of Coach Prime is an emotional one and you all deserve to know what went down so that’s exactly what we gon show you! I Love y’all and am elated to be on my way back. “

Deion Sanders promised to reveal more about the surgeries and the complications he faced and advised fans to tune in for the new “Coach Prime” episode dropping on Barstool’s YouTube page at  7 pm ct.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole