Buffs 2-way star Hunter likely out ‘a few weeks’
Sep 17, 2023, 12:52 AM ET
Colorado two-way star Travis Hunter left Saturday night’s 43-35, double-overtime victory over Colorado State after taking a difficult sideline hit in the very first half.Coach Deion
Sanders had no update after the game besides to state, the “first thing I heard is he’s going to be out a couple of weeks.” Hunter was taken to the hospital during the 3rd quarter for an evaluation.Sanders did not offer
specifics about Hunter’s injury.”The bad feature of losing Travis,”said defensive back Shilo Sanders,” it resembles you’re losing 2 players at the same time.”Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Hunter took in an illegal hit to his stomach
in the second quarter on an incompletion at the Colorado sideline. Colorado State was whistled for two fouls on the play: Nickelback Ayden Hector was flagged for pass interference, and safety Henry Blackburn was assessed a foul for unsportsmanlike conduct after a late hit out of bounds.Hunter, who earlier spent a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, went back to the game, using both offense and defense through the 2nd quarter.The Buffaloes tracked the Rams 21-14 when Hunter was transferred to the medical facility however rallied for their 3rd straight win.Along with Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Hunter has actually been discussed as an early candidate for the Heisman Trophy after playing both cornerback and large receiver.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.