Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez introduced on Monday that he has a cancerous tumor that can require surgical procedure. Sanchez, who will take go away from the crew whereas he’s handled, wrote on Instagram that he’ll endure the process on Tuesday.
“Like I mentioned earlier than, it’s at all times God’s plan and it’ll at all times be greater than my plans,” Sanchez, 26, wrote on Instagram. “So grateful to be surrounded by medical doctors that helped me catch the cancerous tumor earlier than it unfold throughout my physique. I might be getting surgical procedure on Tuesday and I do know that it’ll not be a straightforward bump on the street, however I do know I’ve my wonderful spouse supporting me together with household, coaches, and mates reaching out.
“Sadly, there are issues you may’t management in life and that is considered one of them. No plans or preparation would have gotten me prepared for this type of adversity, however like I informed my spouse, we are able to’t flinch. Hold striving to return again stronger than ever. Makes me sick that I’ll should miss a while taking part in beside my brothers, however I do know they’ll maintain it down. I might be watching. Love y’all.”
Sanchez has performed in all 11 video games this season for the Colts (7-4), together with punting 5 occasions for a 50.8-yard common throughout Indianapolis’ 45-26 loss to Tennessee on Sunday.
Coach Frank Reich informed reporters after Sunday’s sport that Sanchez was coping with a bodily subject.
“I give Rigo numerous credit score for the way in which he punted immediately and for actually coming via for us once we wanted him the way in which that he did,” Reich mentioned. “Then Rod [kicker Rodrigo Blankenship], when Rigo wasn’t in a position to kick off, Rod stepped in there and did an important job.”
Sanchez has averaged a career-best 47.2 yards per punt this season. He has performed in all 59 video games since beginning his NFL profession with the Colts in 2017.