Report: Buffs’ Shilo Sanders could be out 6 months

Report: Buffs’ Shilo Sanders could be out 6 months

According to a report from Jeff Hauser of BuffsBeat, Colorado safety Shilo Sanders “is expected to be out for the start off the season after surgery to repair damage in his shoulder.”

To be clear, Hauser cited “sources” for his report that indicated the veteran safety could miss at least six months. However, Colorado hasn’t confirmed the report’s accuracy or even announced an injury.

Furthermore, it’s unclear when Sanders sustained the injury, but he didn’t participate in CU’s spring game and was seen wearing a brace on his left arm.

But if Sanders is going to miss a significant portion of the 2024 season, that’s a crushing blow for the Buffaloes, who open the year on Thursday, Aug. 29, at home vs. North Dakota St.

DraftKings has Colorado installed as a seven-point home favorite at a -120 price. The book has the Buffaloes with a season win total of 5.5 (‘over’ -115, ‘under’ -105).

Sanders played in 11 of 12 games for CU last year, recording 70 tackles, four forced fumbles, three passes broken up, one QB hurry and one interception that he returned 80 yards for a touchdown.

DraftKings has Colorado as a 6.5-point road underdog at Nebraska in Week 2. The betting shop has the Buffaloes listed as eight-point road ‘chalk’ at Colorado St. in Week 3.

Other spreads for Coach Prime’s team include it as a six-point home underdog vs. Kansas St. and an eight-point home underdog vs. Utah.