Colts Punter Rigoberto Sanchez Announces He Has Cancer

2020 has been one of the craziest years in recent memory.  Not only are we smack dab in the middle of a pandemic, we’re also trying to navigate how to play sports safely.  Of course the NFL  was going to do whatever it had to in order for games to be played. Colts kicker Rigoberto has been playing his heart out this season.

And now he’s going to have to sit out for a while, as he’s announced he has cancer.

“Like I said before, it’s always God’s plan and it will always be bigger than my plans,” Sanchez wrote on Instagram. “So grateful to be surrounded by doctors that helped me catch the cancerous tumor before it spread all over my body. 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, coaches, and friends reaching out.”

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“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,” Sanchez wrote. “Makes me sick that I’ll have to miss some time playing beside my brothers, but I know they will hold it down. I will be watching. Love y’all.”

The Colts punter has appeared in 11 games this season.

Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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