Indianapolis Colts Punter Rigoberto Sanchez underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, confirming it was successful.
The 26-year-old punter, who is also a four-year veteran for the team, confirmed the news on his Twitter post on Tuesday night, which was a day after he revealed the diagnosis on Instagram.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Surgery went well. Overwhelmed by all the love and support everyone sent my way.”
The four-year veteran was reported to have realized he had a cancerous tumor last week, and having consulted the doctors he was given the permission to play in a key AFV South game against Tennessee Titans on Sunday, which several best high roller casinos provided the odds for. The Colts, however, ended up losing the game in a 45-26 defeat, leaving them one game behind division leaders Titans.
Sanchez was seen to have punted five times with an average of 50.8 yards, a pleasing number for those involved in online betting during the game, against the Titans while handing over his kickoff duties to rookie Rodrigo Blankenship. Explaining why the normal duties were given to a new rookie special team’s coordinator Bubba Ventrone claims that the veteran was having a little issue with his left swing on kickoffs. The Colts’ team also showed their supports for Sanchez’s punts
“Some of the ball placement things we would normally do in a game, we were unable to do this past game, because of the inability to do it because of the pain tolerance.”
Both fans and players have shown their supports for the player, and former Colts head coach Tony Dungy, who led the Colts to their one and only Super Bowl title.
Dungy took to the media, saying: “That is awesome to hear. Please keep us posted on your recovery and we will@keep praying!”
Sanchez, who is one of the most popular in the Indianapolis team, has always handled the kickoffs and punts dor the Colts since 2017 when made an NFL record for bagging the punting average of 42.6 yards by a rookie, which canada online casino had predicted. He currently ranks ninth for the gross yards per punts in the NFL this campaign scoring a career-high average of 47.2 yards, and it could still see an increase of he is able to return to the team in time.
The 26-year-old punter wrote on Instagram: “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 as I told my wife, we can’t flinch. Keep striving to come back stronger than ever.
“Makes me sick that I’ll have to miss some time playing beside my brothers, but I know they will hold it down.”
The Indianapolis Colts are yet to confirm when Sanchez will return to the team. The Colts return for action this weekend with a game against Houston Texans.