Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes will be without dual-threat Travis Hunter for the next few weeks. Hunter suffered a lacerated liver after a brutal hit at the hands of Colorado State’s Henry Blackburn.
Last you’ll hear of this from me…— Josh Reynolds (@JoshReynolds24) September 19, 2023
This angle of Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn’s hit on Travis Hunter makes it even worse. You can see how late it actually was & how Blackburn had absolutely nothing else on his mind other than cheapshotting Hunter. What a joke. pic.twitter.com/nCAuBG6obe
Skip Bayless revealed the injury during Monday’s episode of UNDISPUTED, citing he will miss 3-4 weeks.
According to ESPN, Blackburn has received death threats for the hits and his phone number and campus address were leaked online.
“We’re very concerned about our player’s safety, as Henry and his family have continued to receive these threats,” Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker told ESPN. “Henry never intended to put anyone in harm’s way on the football field. It’s not what we teach or coach. We hope that the irrational vitriol directed at Henry stops immediately.”
Hunter is not holding hard feelings, stating, “something bad is going to happen on the field sooner or later.”
“He did what he’s supposed to do that’s football”— TrillHill (@trillhill87) September 19, 2023
I liked Travis Hunter before but now I’m a fan! That’s tough, that’s heart!