Sanders took a hit after trying to recover an unexpected play early in the second quarter of the Buffaloes-Cougars game at Martin Stadium. It looked like Sanders might have been hit in the back of the head on the play, and his head slumped as he finally left the field under his own power.
However, FS1 announcer Tim Brando said Sanders was “out with a bad arm” before the start of the second half.
Sanders completed six of 10 passes for 86 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown to Travis Hunter, before the injury. Sanders had broken the Colorado school record for passing yards in a single season moments before leaving the game. He has currently recorded 3,230 passing yards on the season.
Colorado takes the ball when Shedeur is not ready and shakes again. pic.twitter.com/SF6qprYmmp
– Ian Valentino (@NFLDraftStudy) November 18, 2023
Ryan Staub replaced Sanders for the remainder of the second quarter, completing two of five passes for 18 yards.
The Cougars lead the Buffaloes, 42–7, at halftime.