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Colorado's Shedeur Sanders reportedly out due to fractured back

Buffaloes QB had a rough season and it appears more severe than originally reported
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Shedeur Sanders’ injury status was more severe than first reported. The Colorado Buffaloes QB has a fractured back, as first reported by Well Off Media's Deion Sanders, Jr who leaked the details on Sunday night.    

Sanders missed Colorado's season finale at Utah on Saturday. He was pulled midway through the game two week ago at Washington State and was taken to the locker room due to the injury. It was originally reported that CU's 'Grown" QB suffered an ankle injury, but he was complaining of numbness in his extremities.   

A blow for the Buffs and Sanders, who has been sacked a record 54 times this season. The youngest son of Coach Prime set CU's single-season passing yards mark with 3,220 yards, along with 27 TDs and 3 INTs. One of the top seasons for a Buffaloes QB and by far the best debut. Shedeur will stay at CU for another season and will enter the 2025 NFL Draft with his brother, Shilo, according to Coach Prime.    

Colorado ended the season with a 4-8 record after the 23-17 loss to Utah. Freshman Ryan Staub took over for Sanders and had an outstanding game, throwing for 195 yards and a touchdown. The first start for the Buffs backup QB, who has improved since the start of the season. He'll be a key asset for Sanders going into next year.