Deion Sanders says he had multiple toes amputated during health scare
Former Florida State icon Deion Sanders revealed on Tuesday that he had two toes amputated during a lengthy health scare during the middle of last season.
The Jacksonville State coach missed several games this past season as he reportedly dealt with an “unspecified illness” and foot surgery.
Sanders revealed the extent of his injuries on an episode of his “Coach Prime” documentary.
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Sanders ended up undergoing several surgeries for a variety of ailments.
“They were talking about the amputation of toes,” Sanders said. “Then they were talking about the amputation of my leg from the knee down. Then, they were trying to ensure I had life.”
Sanders just finished his second season as Jackson State’s head coach. He has an overall record of 15-5 and has started recruiting well above his means as an FCS head coach.
Jackson State opens the 2022 season on Sept. 4 against Florida A&M.