Deion Sanders and Tracey Edmonds via Steve Harvey YouTube

Deion Sanders’ girlfriend Tracey Edmonds told fans and media this week that she plans on staying by his side until the Colorado coach is out of the hospital. The former NFL superstar turned college coach had a surgical procedure to correct blood-flow issues that have plagued him since he was roaming the sidelines back at Jackson State.

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The situation got so bad in recent years that the two-time Super Bowl Champion even had to get some toes amputated. He now struggles with pain and any more complications could result in his foot eventually being amputated. It’s believed that – with a full recovery – the procedure should elevate his discomfort and preclude his situation from worsening. As of now, it’s not believed that it will have a long-term effect on his returning to coaching this season.

Edmonds had been providing updates leading up to Deion Sanders’ surgery. She later went on Instagram on Sunday afternoon and announced she was “not leaving” his bedside in the hospital until it was time to go home.

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Prime Time and Tracey Edmonds have been in a relationship for over two years. The 56-year-old TV personality and entrepreneur was previously married to R&B singer and producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds from 1992-2005.

Also in a recent Instagram video, Deion Sanders told his sons he expects to be released on Sunday, just two days after Friday’s procedure.

“I had a big blood clot in my thigh that they got out, and I had some below my knee that they got out,” Sanders said from his hospital bed. “Then I’ve got one in the right leg that they’re going to get soon.”

Deion Sanders and Tracey Edmonds via Steve Harvey YouTube

Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet, and it sounds like great progress is being made when it comes to resolving the issue. Sanders is still expected to be released at some point this week. However, it remains unclear when the Colorado coach will return to 100%. He’s now on the road to recovery with his better half by his side.

In the meantime, Neon Deion is keeping his spirits bright and his loyal fans updated:

“There’s no talk of amputation or any of that whatsoever,” Sanders said in his most recent video. “The doctors were just telling me worst comes to worst, this was going to happen but I believe in staying right so you don’t have to go left.”

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