Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez will be out of action indefinitely.
In a lengthy statement, Sanchez revealed he’s been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor and will undergo surgery on the tumor on Tuesday.
“Like I said before,it’s always God’s plan and it will always be bigger than my plans. So grateful to be surrounded by doctors that helped me catch the cancerous tumor before it spread all over my body,” Sanchez wrote in a statement. “I will be getting surgery on Tuesday and I know that it will not be an easy bump on the road, but I know I have my amazing wife supporting me along with family and friends reaching out.
“Unfortunately, there are things you can’t control in life and this is one of them. No plans or preparation would have gotten me ready for this kind of adversity, but like I told my wife, we can’t flinch. Keep striving to come back stronger than ever.”
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 30, 2020
Sanchez relinquished kickoff duties to Rodrigo Blankenship this past Sunday.
“Makes me sick that I’ll have to miss some time playing besides my brothers, but I know they will hold it down,” Sanchez added. “I will be watching. Love y’all.”
We wish Sanchez a full and speedy recovery during this time.