Deion Sanders has been getting around practices and games at Jackson State via a tricked out push scooter, and now we know exactly why.
The Hall of Famer and current Jackson State signal caller, had his big toe and second toe amputated in September due to blood clots forming in relation to a previous surgery. Doctors reportedly initially feared that Sanders might lose his leg.
“The hardest thing of it all was to look down there and see that and understand once upon a time you was this type of athlete and you don’t even know if you’re gonna walk because all you feel is pain,” Sanders said in a teaser for an episode of his “Coach Prime” web series that will air on Tuesday night. “You just wanna get out of this hospital.”
The 54-year-old was also scared of becoming addicted to pain killers due to the discomfort following the procedure being so severe.
However, his toes began to darken under the bandages. He then underwent multiple procedures and developed a femoral arterial blood clot and his leg began to swell, according to the AP.
Sanders learned during the process that his mother and two uncles, one of whom died, had issues with blood clots.
Sanders sent out a tweet regarding the situation Wednesday.