Falcons’ team owner Arthur Blank announced Tuesday he is battling prostate cancer.
Here was his statement, released by the team:
“In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. Over the last several weeks Angie and I have visited a number of expert doctors and hospitals across the country to identify the best treatment options for me. I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery and the overall prognosis is good. I’m looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come.”
The 73-year-old Blank has owned the Falcons since 2002. The team is waiting for a new stadium, as Mercedes-Benz Stadium will open in time for the 2017 season.