There is encouragement that Deion Sanders won’t need to have his foot amputated.
The NFL legend and current University of Colorado head football coach underwent emergency surgery to remove blood clots on Friday.
It appears the operation was successful.
“We are so grateful for the healing power of God and for all of our prayer warriors!” Sanders’ girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, captioned an Instagram post Friday evening.
“It was a long, but successful day! Coach Prime Deion Sanders is resting and doing great tonight after his surgery! Thank you Lord! Thank you Fam! We love you!”
It captioned an image that read, “Never doubt the power of prayer.”
Sanders posted a video on Instagram on Thursday to announce that he had been suffering from blood clots and was undergoing the procedure.
“I have two clots in my leg: one in my right leg, one in my left leg, which is my thighs,” Sanders said in the video.
Reports emerged that Sanders was facing the possibility of amputation, although he downplayed it as a last resort.
“There’s no talk of amputation,” Sanders said in Thursday’s video. “There’s no talk of any of that whatsoever. The doctor was just telling me worst comes to worst, that [amputating the foot] was gonna happen.
“But I believe in staying right so we never have to take that left.”
The surgery was intended to restore proper blood flow so that doctors can now operate to repair hammer toes in one of Sanders’ feet.
Sanders, 55, has long had blood clot issues and had two toes on his left foot amputated in 2022 due to the condition.
At times, Sanders used a motorized wheelchair while coaching at Jackson State.
Colorado hired Sanders in December 2022 as their new head coach, hoping that “Primetime” can revive a program that finished last season dead last in the Pac-12.
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