Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez has cancer.
The Colts tweeted a statement Monday morning from Sanchez announcing that he’s battling cancer, and he will have surgery Tuesday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
“So grateful to be surrounded by doctors that helped me catch the cancerous tumor before it spread all over my body,” Sanchez wrote in part. You can read his full statement below.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 30, 2020
Obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with Sanchez, his family and friends and the entire Colts organization.
Cancer is an ugly disease, and pretty much everyone knows someone who has been impacted by the horrible illness.
Can’t wait to watch this dude dominate cancer just like he’s dominated the NFL since his very first snap.. Can’t wait to see you back bombing balls @Rigojio88
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 30, 2020
Cancer is awful, and we need to do everything possible in order to eradicate the world of the ugliness it brings to our lives.
I have no doubt that Sanchez is surrounded by an awesome team and people who love him. As somebody who has had multiple family members battle cancer, I can’t tell you how important a great support unit is.
Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez reveals he has a cancerous tumor and will have surgery Tuesday. He’ll obviously miss some time. Hoping for the best for Rigo.
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 30, 2020
We’re all pulling for Sanchez! Just like a football game, let’s go out there and beat the hell out of cancer!