Fans are wondering what happened to Deion Sanders to put him in a wheelchair. Learn details of his health condition and the reason he got hospitalized.
Deion Sanders, head coach of the Jackson State Tigers, made a comeback to the bench for the first time in weeks in the Tigers' 21-17 triumph over Southern last weekend.
The Tigers won the SWAC East with the victory. Sanders resorted to social media the week prior to provide a report on his health state in a four-minute clip titled "Lord I thank ya..." on Thee Pregame Show's YouTube channel.
Here's what we know thus far regarding Sanders' ailments and condition.
What Happened to Deion Sanders' Health? He's in a Wheelchair Due to Foot Surgery!
Deion Sanders skipped three games due to serious complications from foot surgery. He was discharged from the hospital earlier this week and was prepared to travel to Louisiana for the Tigers' game against Southern.
During the match, he was observed in a motorized wheelchair and wearing a headset. While Sanders was gone, Jackson State dominated all three games under interim head coach Gary Harrell.
Deion Sanders Opens Up About His Health Condition
Deion Sanders hasn't talked to the press since his operation. In the Youtube clip, he acknowledged his appreciation to God for helping him through his hospital stay:
Lord I thank you, I see you hear me say that and you don’t know where that comes from. It’s a wheelchair right here and I’m in that chair, nevertheless I say Lord I thank you. I can’t walk on my own and people have to help me get in and out of everything, but I say Lord I thank you. It’s hard to even make it to the bathroom by myself without the assistance of others, but Lord I thank you.
Sanders questioned himself how can he still appreciate God when it's so difficult for him to help himself in this condition.
Sanders made his return to practice last week and has already returned to campus. Besides the video, he hasn't said anything publicly about his condition. In the video, he basically describes his pain.