Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez says surgery to remove tumor ‘went well’

This is a 2017 photo of Rigoberto Sanchez of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team. This image reflects the Indianapolis Colts active roster as of Thursday, May 11, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

UPDATE: Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez on Tuesday said in a tweet that his surgery went well and he was “Overwhelmed by all the love and support everyone sent my way.”

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez will have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

Sanchez posted on social media that he will go under the knife on Tuesday to remove the cancer.

Sanchez went on to say that he was grateful for his doctors who caught it before it spread. He also thanked his family, coaches and friends for their support.

The 26-year-old is currently in his fourth NFL season, all with the Indianapolis Colts.