Deion Sanders will undergo emergency surgery on Friday after a blood clot was found in his groin, the Colorado football head coach told Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Pat McAfee announced the news on Thursday’s installment of “The Pat McAfee Show,” in which Jones is featured as an on-air personality.
Sanders is set to have surgery at 6 a.m. on Friday, according to Jones.
“He’s been dealing with this since Jackson State,” the ex-NFL cornerback said. “He had a blood clot in his leg — same thing with the foot. He was thinking about cutting the foot off and he didn’t.
“He went through a hell of an operation. I was there… to see him go through that and get back to where he’s at. I just want him to get healthy.”
Sanders, 55, has had blot clot issues for a number of years, having had some of his toes amputated.
Deion Sanders is having emergency surgery tomorrow for a blood clot in his groin..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 22, 2023
In 2021, he used a motorized wheelchair to get around after he sustained complications from foot surgery while coaching at Jackson State.
The news of Friday’s surgery came after doctors with the Colorado football team told Sanders he may have to get his left foot amputated as he continues to suffer from blood flow problems in the area.
Sanders was hired in December 2022 to revive the floundering Buffaloes program, which has plummeted to the Pac-12 in recent years.
The hope is that Sanders’ high expectations and grinding guidance will result in the teams’ third winning season since 2016 — but first he must get back to full health.
“We’re pulling for you coach, we are pulling for you,” Pat McAfee said on Thursday’s show.
Jones, reportedly sees Sanders as a father-like figure, was in good spirits, even if he had just one concern about the upcoming procedure.
“I had a chance to talk to him this morning,” Jones said, jokingly. “But he’s up… I said, ‘Man, I hope they don’t have to cut off your d—k’.
“That’s what I told him, I said, ‘Bro it’ll be bad if they have to cut off your d—k, bro. Just cut the leg off.’