Colorado two-way star Travis Hunter suffered a lacerated liver attributable to a late hit within the Buffaloes’ sport in opposition to Colorado State on Saturday evening and might be out for 3 to 4 weeks, a supply informed FOX Sports activities’ Skip Bayless.
“It isn’t thought of terribly critical and will heal by itself,” Bayless reported on Monday’s episode of “Undisputed.”
Colorado head coach Deion Sanders told 247Sports on Monday morning that Hunter will miss three weeks. Sanders stated he anticipated Hunter to overlook “a number of” weeks following the Buffaloes’ 43-35 win over their in-state rivals.
Hunter suffered the harm after a deep pass-attempt from Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders. Colorado State defensive again Henry Blackburn hit Hunter within the midsection, prompting the previous prime general recruit to crumple on the sideline in ache. Blackburn was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Hunter was later faraway from the sport and brought to the hospital.
“Undisputed” co-hosts Michael Irvin and Keyshawn Johnson each stated Monday that they believed Blackburn’s punishment ought to have been harsher. Irvin stated Blackburn ought to have been ejected, whereas he and Johnson each known as for Blackburn to be suspended.
“I hope someone comes out in the present day and says, ‘We’re getting [this type of play] out of the sport,” Irvin stated.
Hunter is taken into account one of the dynamic gamers in faculty soccer, taking part in most of Colorado’s snaps this season on each offense and protection. He has recorded 16 receptions for 243 yards as a large receiver and 9 complete tackles, three passes defensed and one interception as a cornerback.
Hunter’s harm means Colorado might be with out its greatest skill-position participant (except for Sanders, who’s producing early Heisman buzz) because it faces a treacherous stretch of its schedule. The Buffaloes will play No. 10 Oregon on the highway Saturday earlier than returning to Boulder to face defending Heisman winner Caleb Williams and No. 5 USC the next week.
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Nonetheless, Bayless likes Colorado’s possibilities in opposition to two of the highest groups within the Pac-12, even with out Hunter within the fold.
“Can the protection grasp on?” Bayless questioned. “Can they maintain it to 30 and win a 34-30 sort of sport? Possibly. I feel folks nonetheless are underestimating [Colorado].”
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