Travis Hunter took a brutal late hit in the first half against Colorado State that shocked the football world. Though Hunter was eventually able to return to the field, he wound up having to leave the game before the start of the second half and did not return.
According to ESPN’s Quint Kessenich, Hunter was taken to the local hospital for evaluation, ending his night in Colorado’s rivalry matchup against the Rams.
Hunter has taken the college football world by storm in his first year with Deion Sanders at Colorado. He has played in 183 snaps on defense and 157 snaps on offense coming into Saturday’s game, according to PFF. He has caught 14 passes for 192 yards as a wide receiver. On defense, he has five tackles, three pass breakups, one interception, and has allowed only three receptions on 10 targets.
The downside of having a two-way phenom like Hunter is that when he’s out, that means the Buffaloes are missing one of their top wide receivers and their top cornerback at the same time.
Here’s everything you need to know about his injury.
Travis Hunter injury update
To this point, little is known about Hunter’s injury. He was hit hard on a first quarter play from Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn, and he had a hard time getting up on the sideline.
Hunter missed several plays before eventually returning before the end of the first half. However, he did not play at all in the second half before he was officially ruled out and taken to the hospital.
Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders had overthrown Hunter on the play, though it was ruled to be pass interference. However, after the ball had hit the ground, Blackburn came in front of Hunter and leveled him. Blackburn was flagged for a late hit, drawing the ire of the sports world in the process.
This post will be updated as more information is reported