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Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Reveals He Had Two Toes Amputated Due to Blood Clots


NFL Hall of Famer and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders revealed in his “Coach Prime” web series that he had two toes amputated due to a battle with three life-threatening blood clots.

Sanders discussed his three-week stay at a Mississippi hospital and the amputation removing his big toe and second toe on his left foot.

“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.”

Watch the video below:

Sanders posted this video to his Instagram page:


Sports Illustrated reported:

Sanders spent the later part of the 2021 season in a wheelchair. His blood clot diagnosis led to the revelation that his family has a history of blood clots, and there was a risk that he would need to have his leg amputated from below the knee.

“The hardest thing of it all was to look down there and see that, and understand that once upon a time, you were this type of athlete,” Sanders said. “And you don’t even know if you’re gonna walk because all you feel is pain, and you just want to get out of this hospital. You just want to get out.”

According to a TMZ article:

As COVID VACCINE INJURIES revealed, Sanders has been vaccinated against COVID-19 for “quite a long time”:

Back in August 2021 Sanders revealed to the Dallas News that he’s been vaccinated for “quite a long time”, and Deion offered his thoughts on COVID Vaccines.

“One of the reasons this is very important is because first and foremost, we want to preserve life. Everybody’s talking about what they would do, what they’re not going to do, what they don’t trust, what they don’t trust,” Sanders said. “We trust a lot of things, but we need to trust the right thing.”

“One thing about this vaccination, it preserves life,” Sanders said. “I want a chance to win. I want a chance to dominate. I want a chance to take this university and these young men and women to another level. How am I going to do that if I’m not here?”

Sanders also implored others to receive the experimental COVID-19 shot, per NBC Sports:

The pandemic continues to linger, in large part because too many people are still refusing to get vaccinated. Hall of Fame defensive back and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders is trying to get those who have hesitated to get their shots.


“Life is everything, you can’t win if you ain’t in,” Sanders said. “Think about that.”

Some will say that Sanders should stick to sports or that no one will or should listen to him or whatever. However, if he persuades only one person who is on the fence about the vaccine to get it, it’s well worth his time to say the words and to welcome the flak from those who don’t want to get vaccinated and don’t want anyone else to get vaccinated, either.


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