There are mixed messages on whether Shilo Sanders will miss start of Colorado football season

Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes safety Shilo Sanders (21) against the Arizona
Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes safety Shilo Sanders (21) against the Arizona / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NoSkoZone X account reported directly from Shilo Sanders that BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle misreported details about the Colorado football safety's shoulder injury.

"Great News Buff Nation," NoSkoZone prefaced before saying, "I just confirmed with Shilo Sanders that (Tolle's) article is completely false."

That's, of course, what Shilo would say.

Tolle reported that Sanders would miss the next six months, essentially knocking him out for over half the 2024 season.

"Colorado Buffaloes safety Shilo Sanders is expected to be out for the start off the season after surgery to repair damage in his shoulder, sources told BuffsBeat on Wednesday," Tolle wrote.

"Colorado could be thin in the back of the secondary with Sanders out. Omarion Cooper was moved from starting cornerback to backup safety before he recently hit the transfer portal. They also lost Myles Slusher, who dealt with injuries after starting at TCU to open the 2023 season."

While Shilo may have told NoSkoZone that the report wasn't true, there are signs that Coach Prime's middle son could miss time after all. Per a BuffsBeat source, Shilo had surgery to clean up his shoulder in what was a significant procedure.

During the Black and Gold spring game, Shilo was seen wearing a brace on his left shoulder.

Shilo returning to the field for the start of the season, something he reportedly believes is possible while believing he'll only a four-month recovery timetable, would be a minor miracle. Dr. Jesse Morse believes six months is the most likely timetable for a return.

Shilo Sanders is Deion Sanders' only son not involved with drama pertaining to Colorado football hit piece from The Athletic

Shilo is the only Sanders son not getting involved with any drama in the aftermath of The Athletic's report that depicted Coach Prime as a careless and callous head coach who promoted division in the locker room between his own transfers and the Karl Dorrell era holdovers.

Shedeur Sanders took shots at Xavier Smith for being "very mid at best" and claiming he didn't know who the former CU safety was after Smith accused Deion Sanders of not caring about the players he cut from the 2022 roster.

Deion Sanders Jr. called a writer "b*itch-made" after calling the Sanders family "thin-skinned."

Shilo is keeping his name in the clear through it all, having not tweeted since October. It sounds like he has his own health to focus on instead.