Colorado two-way star Travis Hunter out at least three weeks with injury
The Details of Travis Hunter’s Injury
During the game against Colorado State, Travis Hunter suffered a lacerated liver as a result of a late hit. The hit came from Colorado State defensive back Henry Blackburn after a deep pass attempt from Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders. Hunter crumpled in pain on the sideline and was later taken to the hospital. Despite the seriousness of the injury, it is expected to heal on its own within three to four weeks.
Reactions and Calls for Harsher Punishment
Following the incident, there have been calls for Henry Blackburn to face harsher punishment. Both “Undisputed” co-hosts, Michael Irvin and Keyshawn Johnson, believe that Blackburn should have been ejected from the game and even suspended. Irvin expressed his hope that such plays would be eliminated from the game altogether. However, despite the controversy surrounding the hit, the focus remains on Travis Hunter’s absence and the impact it will have on Colorado’s upcoming games.
Colorado’s Challenging Schedule Without Hunter
Travis Hunter’s injury comes at a crucial time for Colorado, as they are set to face tough opponents in No. 10 Oregon and No. 5 USC. Without their star player, the Buffaloes will have to rely on their defense to keep the games competitive. Skip Bayless, from FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” still believes in Colorado’s chances and thinks they are being underestimated. He suggests that if the defense can hold their opponents to around 30 points, Colorado has a chance to win these games.
As the ultimate outcome, Travis Hunter’s absence will undoubtedly impact Colorado’s performance, but the team remains determined to overcome the challenge and prove their worth.