Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders had emergency surgery on Friday at 6 a.m. to remove two blood clots—one from each leg—during the procedure, and they plan to do additional surgery to restore the coach’s hammertoes later.
Hammertoes occur when the foot or leg muscles are weakened, causing the tendons in the toe to pull abnormally, causing the joint in the toe to point upward rather than stay flat.
Sanders’ newest blood clot scare was discovered during a regular checkup. The clot in Sanders’ groin necessitated immediate surgery.
Doctors had previously suggested that he consider amputation of the whole foot.
In an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Thursday, former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones stated that Sanders had the operation and he could have a conversation with him this morning. He hoped they didn’t have to chop off his d*ck.
Sanders has had many past procedures to improve the blood flow to his left leg because of his ongoing problems with blood clots. The NFL veteran and Colorado football coach had two toes removed in the past at the advice of his doctors.
Sanders frequently used a scooter on the sidelines of games during his tenure at Jackson State because the discomfort in his lower limbs made walking difficult.
According to ESPN, his condition has improved, so doctors are no longer considering amputating his left foot.
The physicians had done a fasciotomy on Sanders to reduce his discomfort and edema. According to People, the technique includes removing tissue enclosing the muscle, which allows it to extend and relieve pressure.
The football world is praying for the legend’s swift and complete recovery.
Tracey Edmonds, Sanders’ longtime girlfriend, took to Instagram after the surgery to express her devotion and support for her partner and to assure him that she would be there for him during his recovery.
According to Yahoo Sports, the pair has been together for almost a decade after meeting at the premiere of a film she produced.