Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders has been ruled out for the game against Washington State. according to the team.
He was seen heading to the locker room with an apparent injury during the second quarter of Friday night’s game in Pullman. He was seen on the sidelines after half-time in street clothes.
Substitute Ryan Staub replaced him at center and the Buffaloes trailed 28-7.
Sanders initially left the game with an apparent upper-body injury after suffering a strip sack in the first quarter, but returned to action after missing a series.
In the piece where he was injured, he was seen clutching his arm.
The strip sack returned for a WSU touchdown was the fourth Sanders endured on the night, continuing a season trend for him. He entered Friday’s game with 48 sacks on the season.
Sanders, the son of Colorado head coach Deion Sanders, was one of the most productive QBs in college football. He entered the week ranked fifth nationally with 3,144 yards to go and 26 touchdowns to just three interceptions.
His ability to hustle and keep plays alive makes him one of the more exciting players to watch, but it also makes him vulnerable to taking a lot of hits.
This is Shedeur’s first season at the FBS level after transferring from Jackson Stats, where his father also coached at the time. Deion’s arrival in Colorado sparked massive hype for a program that had been in turmoil in recent years.
The team’s 3-0 start captured the attention of the college football world early in the season, but the hype slowed after the Buffaloes lost six of seven games and fell to 4-6.
Colorado needs wins in each of its final two games to qualify for the bowl.