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Deion doing well after blood clot procedure

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Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is "doing great" after undergoing a procedure to relieve blood clots in both of his legs, his girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, announced in an Instagram post.

"We are so grateful for the healing power of God and for all of our prayer warriors," she wrote. "It was a long, but successful day. (Sanders) is resting and doing great tonight after his surgery. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, fam. We love you."

Sanders announced Thursday that he had two clots in his legs.

"I have two clots in my legs: one in my right leg, one in my left leg, which is my thighs," Sanders said in a video. "Now I'm having a procedure (Friday) to try to get those clots so now I can have proper blood flow to the leg so they can fix the toes. That's what's going on. That is it."

Sanders also confirmed "there's no talk of amputation" for his left foot.

"There's no talk of any of that whatsoever," he said. "The doctor was just telling me, worse comes to worst, (amputation) was going to happen."

The 55-year-old's update arrived after a surgeon said Sanders "could lose the foot" due to circulation issues.

Sanders has dealt with clotting issues since the 2021 season when he coached Jackson State. He was hospitalized following complications from toe surgery. "Coach Prime" sustained blood clots that forced him to miss three games and led to having two toes amputated.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back is intent on not letting his physical setback derail his debut season at Colorado.

"I ain't going nowhere. I'm just trying to get all this straight, so when I walk that sideline and … I talk my talk, I can walk my walk."

The Buffaloes will open the 2023 season against TCU on Sept. 2.

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