Shedeur Sanders missed Colorado’s final game of the season due to a fracture in his back.
The issue was revealed on Sunday night in a behind-the-scenes video posted by Deion Sanders Jr. to his “Well Off Media” YouTube channel.
The channel has been documenting the Buffaloes all season.
The specific video, which was titled “Colorado Ends Their Season 4-8 With Loss To Utah: PAC 12 Refs Are TERRIBLE: Shedeur’s Injury,” revealed what had been bothering Shedeur Sanders around the 5:25 mark.
Deion Jr. filmed Sanders walking out onto the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium while the Buffaloes QB and his brother discuss whether he’s going to play in the season finale against Utah.
“It’s crazy because I feel good, bro,” Sanders said in the video. “But when I start running for real, it’s like the idea is, ‘I feel good.’ Realistically, bro, you can’t. I can’t even throw right now.”
Seconds later a message appears on the screen that reads: “He has a fracture in his back.”
Shedeur Sanders #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes warms up before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice Eccles Stadium on November 25. Getty Images
When Sanders suffered the injury isn’t clear, but considering the number of times that he was sacked this season, it doesn’t come as a surprise.
He was sacked 52 times, the most in college football.
Colorado’s offensive line has been a big sticking point and head coach Deion Sanders has said that he would address the position before next season.
As for the injury, the Buffaloes head coach said after the game that Sanders had been “hurting for a while.”
Sanders broke Colorado’s single-season passing record by throwing for 3,230 yards.
He surpassed the previous record set in 2014 by Sefo Liufau.
Sanders finished the year with 27 touchdown passes and a completion percentage of 69.3.
Shedeur Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes warms up before their game against Utah as Deion Sanders Jr. reveals his injury. Well Off Media/YouTube
Freshman Ryan Staub started in place of Sanders in the 23-17 loss on Saturday to Utah.
Staub had 193 yards and a touchdown in the season finale.
Colorado finished the year with a 4-8 record after winning the first three games of the season.