Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez, who played and played well in Sunday’s game against the Titans, revealed this morning that he has cancer.
“Like I said before, it’s always God’s plan, and it’s always going to be bigger than my plans,” Sanchez wrote on Instagram. “So grateful to be surrounded by doctors who helped me get the cancerous tumor before it spread all over my body. I’m having surgery on Tuesday, and I know it’s not going to be an easy bump in the road, but I know I have my amazing wife who supports me along with family, coaches, and friends who reach out. ”
Sanchez said he will take leave from the Colts, but did not say how long he expects to be out.
“Unfortunately, there are things you can’t control in life, and that’s one of them. No plans or preparations would have made me ready for this kind of adversity, but as I told my wife, we cannot talk. Keep striving to come back stronger than ever, ”Sanchez wrote. “Makes me sick because I have to miss some time by playing next to my brothers, but I know they keep it down. I want to watch. Love you all. ”
Sanchez has played in all 11 games for the Colts this year. Yesterday, he hit five times for an average of 50.8 yards.