BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado rallied to victory against Colorado State on Saturday night, but lost two-way star Travis Hunter when he was taken to the hospital for a evaluation during the third quarter at Folsom Field.
The school did not immediately announce why Hunter was ruled out and taken to the hospital, but he suffered an illegal hit to the midsection in the second quarter following a fumble on the Colorado sideline.
Coach Deion Sanders had no update after the game other than to say, “The first thing I heard was he’s going to be out in a couple weeks.”
Hunter had played almost every snap for the Buffs this season, serving as a wide receiver on offense and cornerback on defense.
“The bad thing about losing Travis,” defensive back Shilo Sanders said, “is like losing two players at once.”
The Rams were whistled for two fouls on the play when Hunter was hit. Safety Henry Blackburn was flagged for pass interference and nickel back Ayden Hector was called a foul for unsportsmanlike conduct after a late out-of-bounds hit to Hunter’s midsection.
Hunter, who had earlier coughed up a fumble returned for a touchdown, returned to the game, playing both offense and defense until the second quarter.
The Buffaloes trailed the Rams 21-14 when Hunter was taken to the hospital, but rallied for a 43-35 victory in double overtime to send CU to 3-0 and CSU to 0-2.
Alongside Buffs quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Henry was mentioned as an early candidate for the Heisman Trophy after playing both cornerback and receiver.
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