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Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez's surgery to remove cancerous tumor 'went well'

Sanchez said he would miss playing time but did not say how long he would be out.

INDIANAPOLIS โ€” Indianapolis Colts Punter Rigoberto Sanchez said the surgery to remove a cancerous tumor Tuesday "went well."

He tweeted that he is "overwhelmed by all the love and support everyone sent."

Sanchez shared Monday that doctors found he had a cancerous tumor. 

In a post on Instagram, Sanchez said, "[...] itโ€™s always Godโ€™s plan and it will always be bigger than my plans. So grateful to be surrounded by doctors that helped me catch the cancerous tumor before it spread all over my body."

Sanchez said he would miss playing time but did not say how long he would be out.

"I know I have my amazing wife supporting me along with family, coaches, and friends reaching out," Sanchez said. "Unfortunately, there are things you canโ€™t control in life and this is one of them."

His wife also tweeted Tuesday after the surgery.

Sanchez, 26, played college football at Hawaii and was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017. 

Current and former Colts players shared their support for Sanchez: