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Former Hawaii punter Rigoberto Sanchez says ‘surgery went well’ after removal of cancerous tumor

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                                Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez warms up on the field before a game on Sept. 20.

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    Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez warms up on the field before a game on Sept. 20.

Former University of Hawaii placekicker and punter Rigoberto Sanchez, now with the Indianapolis Colts, posted an upbeat message following surgery today to remove a cancerous tumor.

“Surgery went well. Overwhelmed by all the love and support everyone sent my way,” Sanchez posted on his Twitter account.

Sanchez, 26, who is in his fourth season with the Colts, did not give any other details or provide the location of the tumor.

He played in Sunday’s loss to Tennessee punting five times for an average of 50.4 yards and attempted an onside kick.

Sanchez, who is from Hamilton City, Calif., played two seasons, 2015-16, at UH where he led the Rainbows Warriors in scoring both years. He kicked a 55-yard field goal at Michigan in 2016, 1 yard short of the school record.

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