Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez revealed in an Instagram post on Monday morning that he’s been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Sanchez wrote that the doctors believe they’ve caught the tumor before it spread to his entire body.
“It’s always God’s plan, and it will always be bigger than my plans,” Sanchez wrote on Instagram. “I know that it will not be an easy bump in the road, but I know I have my amazing wife supporting me, along with family, coaches and friends reaching out.”
Sanchez remained resolute in his statement.
“Unfortunately, there are things you can’t control in life, and this is one of them,” Sanchez said. “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.”
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SOURCE: Indianapolis Star, Joel A. Erickson