Deion Sanders, the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes and an NFL Hall of Famer, underwent another successful procedure to remove blood clots from his right leg, according to an Instagram post by his fiancée Tracey Edmonds. She shared a picture of Sanders grinning and giving the thumbs up while lying in bed in the hospital along with a sincere message of thanks and trust.

Since having two toes of his left foot amputated in 2021 as a result of complications from a prior procedure to treat a dislocated toe and an irritated nerve, Sanders has experienced blood clots in both of his legs. He lost 35 pounds and spent three weeks recovering in the hospital. He was able to resume coaching while using crutches and a golf cart, but the blood clots may have still resulted in the loss of his entire foot.

His girlfriend Tracey Edmonds wrote on Instagram."Thank you, Lord, for another successful surgery!! We thank you for giving #CoachPrime @DeionSanders the strength to fight these challenges and we have Faith that you will give him the VICTORY! We are so GRATEFUL for all the doctors, nurses, and staff who have blessed him on his road to recovery! And we thank ALL OF YOU for your BEAUTIFUL prayers! They bring tears to my eyes when I read them and they fill us with HOPE and STRENGTH! God bless all of you! 🙏🏽❤️"


After three years at Jackson State University, Sanders, 55, is about to begin his first season as the head coach of Colorado. He was brought on board in December 2020 to revive the flagging programme, which had a disastrous 2022 season. He restructured the roster by adding numerous new players, including Travis Hunter, a defensive back and special teams player, and his quarterback son Shedeur Sanders.