We now know the extent of the injury suffered by Colorado superstar Travis Hunter following a dirty hit in Saturday’s overtime victory over rival Colorado State.
Hunter left the contest after taking a late hit from Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn that left him doubled over in pain.
Henry Blackburn with a DIRTY hit on Travis Hunter…
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He briefly returned late in the first half, but was eventually taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Colorado coach Deion Sanders said after the game that Hunter was expected to miss multiple weeks, but did not say what exactly the injury was.
“I think coach Ray is going to the hospital to check him out,” Sanders said postgame. “First thing I heard is that he would be out for a few weeks. I heard that for sure.
“But we’re gonna do what we gotta do to take care of him. So I know Travis like a book. He probably is gonna want to be out for two weeks, but we got to make sure his health is more important than this game.”
Travis Hunter Suffers Liver Injury That Will Keep Him Out Weeks
Now it appears we know exactly what the two-way star and former No. 1 overall recruit is dealing with.
Skip Bayless says Travis Hunter has a lacerated liver and will miss 3-4 weeks 😳 pic.twitter.com/DqCUO8Ldmq
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Skip Bayless revealed that Hunter suffered a lacerated liver and is expected to be out 3-4 weeks with the injury.
“Not only was Travis Hunter interfered with, but after the play should have been over, Colorado State’s Henry Blackburn blasted Hunter, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. So Colorado State was penalized 30 total yards,” Bayless said. ‘I’m told Travis Hunter sustained a laceration of his liver. (It’s) Not considered terribly serious. (It) should heal on its own, 3-4 weeks. But definitely will keep him out of Saturday’s game at Oregon and probably out of the following Saturday’s game against Keyshawn (Johnson)’s USC and Caleb Williams.”
Here’s hoping Hunter makes a swift recovery and sustained no long-term damage.