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Deion Sanders is expected to miss Pac-12 media day in Las Vegas because of a second surgery for a blood clot.

Deion Sanders will not make his highly anticipated debut at Pac-12 Media Day on Friday.

The first-year head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes is scheduled to have a “routine follow-up” medical procedure Thursday for a blood clot in his leg, the university announced.

Sanders will recover during the conference’s media day, and defensive coordinator Charles Kelly will replace Sanders at the event.

“Following the success of his last procedure and on the advice of his doctors, Coach Prime is scheduled for a routine follow-up procedure later on July 20,” a university spokesperson said in a statement.


Colorado Buffaloes head coach Dion Sanders looks on as his team warms up before their spring game at Folsom Field on April 22, 2023 in Boulder, Colo. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“Unfortunately, his recovery will keep him out of the PAC-12 media day, but he fully expects to be back coaching in time for fall camp.”

Colorado confirmed that Sanders’ son, Shadvar, and star wide receiver Travis Hunter will attend the ceremony in Las Vegas.

Swinners’ Brent Venables says unlike Dion Saunders, he gave players a ‘grace’ period in his first year as coach.

“Everyone at CU wishes the coach a speedy recovery, and we look forward to seeing him back on campus soon. Defensive coordinator Charles Kelly will represent CU at PAC-12 media day events along with Shediver Sanders and Travis Hunter.”

Schedvor and Hunter both played under Dion at Jackson State last year. Scheder is widely expected to handle the starting quarterback duties this coming season.

Deion Sanders meets the cheerleaders.

University of Colorado head football coach Dion Sanders fist bumps cheerleaders before a spring football game on April 22, 2023. (Michael Seglow for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Sanders announced that a blood clot in his right leg would be resolved in the latest procedure. Surgery last month removed a clot from his left leg. Thursday’s procedure will also straighten the remaining toes on his left foot, he said.

“I want you to hear it from the horse. I don’t like hearing and he said and he said. And they said, well, that’s what I said, OK? I’m sorry I’m not going to PAC-12 media day tomorrow for another surgery,” Sanders said in the video.

“They already took care and got them out of that leg,” Sanders said later in the video. “Now, we have to get them out of there.”

Sanders has previously mentioned that he will have a procedure on his right leg “soon.” The NFL legend also noted that surgery will be required to remove the blood clot before doctors can straighten his fingers.

Deon Sanders at the National Championship

Dion Sanders before the CFP National Championship game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Georgia Bulldogs on January 9, 2023 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports)

Sanders suffered from bleeding problems over the years. While coaching at Jackson State, he missed three games after amputating two toes on his left foot.

During the 2021 Tigers football season, Sanders will routinely use crutches or ride a scooter on the sidelines.

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Sanders’ tenure at Colorado officially begins on Sept. 2, when the Buffaloes travel to Forthworth, Texas, to face TCU. The Horned Frogs defeated Michigan in last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal game before losing to the Georgia Bulldogs in the national championship.

Source by [Fox News]



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