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Shedeur Sanders missed Colorado finale with fracture in back

Shedur Sanders missed the University of Colorado’s final game of the season due to a broken back.

The issue was brought to light Sunday night in a behind-the-scenes video posted by Deion Sanders Jr. to his Well Off Media YouTube channel.

The channel has been chronicling the Buffaloes all season.

concrete videoIn this article titled “Colorado ends season 4-8 with loss to Utah: PAC 12 officiating sucks: Shedur injury,” what was bothering Shedul Sanders at the 5:25 mark: It was revealed.

Dion Jr. filmed Sanders walking onto the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium, with the Buffaloes QB and his brother discussing whether to play in the season finale against Utah.

“It’s crazy because it feels good, bro,” Sanders said in the video. “But when I actually start running, I think, ‘I feel great.’ Realistically, that’s not possible. I can’t even throw right now.”

After a few seconds, the message “He has a broken back” appears on the screen.


Shedua Sanders #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes warms up before their game against the Utah Utes on Nov. 25 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Getty Images

It’s unclear when Sanders was injured, but that’s not surprising considering how many times he’s been let go this season.

He was sacked 52 times, the most in college football.

Colorado’s offensive line has been a major problem, and head coach Deion Sanders has said he will address the position before next season.

Regarding the injury, the Buffaloes’ head coach said after the game that Sanders had been “in pain for some time.”

Sanders threw for 3,230 yards, breaking Colorado’s single-season passing record.

This surpassed the previous record set by Sefo Liufau in 2014.

Sanders finished the year with 27 touchdown passes and a completion percentage of 69.3.


Colorado Buffaloes' Shedur Sanders #2 warms up before the game against Utah.
Colorado Buffaloes guard Shedur Sanders warms up before the game against Utah as Deion Sanders Jr. reveals his injury. Welloff Media/YouTube

Freshman Ryan Staub started in place of Sanders in Saturday’s 23-17 loss to Utah.

Staub gained 193 yards and one touchdown in the final game of the season.

Colorado won its first three games of the season and finished the season with a record of 4 wins and 8 losses.

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