Tracey Edmonds, television producer and longtime girlfriend of Deion Sanders, provided an update on the state of health of the Colorado Buffaloes.
The NFL legend underwent another surgery this week to repair blood clots in one of his legs. She initially underwent a procedure to remove blood clots from her left thigh and leg in June. On Friday, Edmonds said the second surgery was successful.
«Thank you Lord for another successful surgery! We thank you for giving #CoachPrime Deion Sanders the strength to face these challenges and we have faith that you will give him the VICTORY! We are so THANKFUL to all the doctors, nurses and staff who have blessed him on his road to recovery!» Edmonds wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.
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«Following the success of his latest procedure and following the advice of his physicians, Trainer Prime is scheduled for a subsequent routine follow-up procedure on July 20,» a spokesperson said in a statement earlier this week. University officials initially described Thursday’s surgery as a «routine follow-up.»
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Edmonds also expressed his gratitude for the support Sanders has received while dealing with blood clots.
«And we thank YOU ALL for your BEAUTIFUL prayers! They bring tears to my eyes when I read them and fill us with HOPE and STRENGTH! God bless you all!» she wrote.
Sanders said the latter procedure would also straighten the remaining toes on his left foot. He previously had to have some of his toes amputated due to complications from blood clots.
Colorado defensive coordinator Charles Kelly weighed in at the Pac-12 media day in Las Vegas on Friday as Sanders continued to recover.
«Unfortunately, his recovery will prevent him from attending Pac-12 media day, but he is expected to return to training in time for fall camp,» Sanders said in a YouTube video earlier this week.
Sanders also made it clear that he plans to step aside as coach when Colorado opens the season on Sept. 2, when the Buffaloes travel to Forth Worth, Texas, to face TCU. The Horned Frogs defeated Michigan in last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal game before losing to the georgia bulldogs in the national championship.
«I promise you when we go to TCU, I’m going to stay in front of our team. I promise you,» Sanders said.
Sanders was an eight-time Pro Bowl player and won two Super Bowls during his NFL career. Before assuming the head coaching job at Colorado, Sanders coached at Jackson State for three seasons.
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The Buffaloes have struggled in recent years and are coming off a 1-11 season.