Colorado Buffaloes star Travis Hunter is expected to miss some time after leaving Saturday’s game against the Colorado State Rams following the hit he took from a defensive back.
Hunter was injured after Rams defensive back Henry Blackburn hit him. Hunter appeared briefly later in the game, but he wouldn’t last too long as he would be sent to the hospital for further evaluation.
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“At the end of the day, it’s football. Things like that are going to happen,” Hunter said in an interview with Bleacher Report on Monday. “I just have to get back up and fight again. Good thing the doctors stopped me because if there weren’t doctors there I would still be playing.”
Colorado coach Deion Sanders told 247 Sports that Hunter will be out for “three weeks.” If so, the two-way player would miss Oregon and USC’s upcoming games as well as Arizona State.
Sanders spoke briefly about Hunter’s schedule following the 43-35 double overtime win over the Rams.
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“But we’re going to do what we have to do to take care of him,” Sanders said. “So I know Travis like a book, he’s probably going to want to be out for two weeks, but we have to make sure his health is more important than this game.”
Hunter had been mentioned as a Heisman Trophy contender after his performance in the first two games of the season.
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Colorado was able to pull off the win without him. Shedeur Sanders led the team on a 98-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to tie the game, then threw two touchdown passes in overtime.