Deion Sanders provides injury update for Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders ahead of Utah game
Deion Sanders said Tuesday that Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders is day-to-day ahead of the Buffs’ final game of the season on Saturday against Utah.
Shedeur exited the Week 12 loss to Washington State with multiple injuries. Deion said after the game his son was feeling numbness in his throwing hand and having trouble gripping the football after he took a shot from Ron Stone Jr. on a play that resulted in a Colorado fumble. Shedeur briefly exited the game but would return shortly thereafter and throw a touchdown pass to Travis Hunter.
In the second quarter, a bad snap resulted in Shedeur having his ankle rolled up on. He was taken to the locker room and did not return.
“Shedeur is not feeling well right now,” Deion told reporters at his weekly news conference on Tuesday. “It’s a day-by-day situation with Shedeur. We’re praying he gets healthy and he’s able to play because he is who he is and, when he’s on the field, we have a tremendous chance to win.”
Colorado gave up five sacks in the loss to Washington State, bringing the season total to 54. Shedeur was sacked four times on Colorado’s first 10 offensive plays. He has been under siege all season, and even though the Buffs have been eliminated from bowl contention, Deion shot down any talk of shutting his quarterback down immediately following the game.
“Shedeur’s not that kind of player,” Deion said last Saturday. “He wants to finish with his teammates. I haven’t talked to him about it, but I’m pretty sure he wants to finish.”
The Buffs (4-7, 1-7 Pac-12) face the Utah Utes (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday at noon PT on the Pac-12 Network.