Tuesday February 9th, 2016

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has prostate cancer, the team announced Tuesday.

“In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer,” Blank said in a statement. “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.”

Blank added that he has opted to have surgery and that the prognosis is positive.

“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,” Blank said.

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Blank, 73, has owned the Falcons since 2002. He also owns Atlanta United FC, a Major League Soccer expansion franchise that will debut in 2017. 

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