Banged up Myles Slusher expected to miss Colorado’s home opener

Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders revealed on Tuesday that one of his top defensive players will miss this weekend’s home opener against Nebraska.

Myles Slusher, who had six solo tackles in CU’s win over TCU on Saturday, is banged up and will be out for at least this Week 2 matchup, per Sanders. Coach Prime didn’t comment on the exact nature of the injury, but he mentioned that a minor surgery might be in Slusher’s best interest.

Slusher, an Arkansas transfer, started in Week 1 at Colorado’s star position, which is essentially a hybrid linebacker/defensive back.

“Slush is banged up,” Sanders told the media during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. “I don’t think he’s going to play this week. He’s banged up. I want to do what’s best for him right now instead of what’s best for us right now. I don’t want him to continue with this. If he has to get a minor surgery, let’s go get it right now so you can be ready for the run, because we’re going to make a run.”

In what turned out to be TCU’s final offensive drive, Slusher made one of Colorado’s many clutch defensive plays when he tackled TCU tight end Jared Wiley short of the line to gain on a fourth-and-9.

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