Saints' Michael Mauti to have surgery for ulcerative colitis, expects to play in 2017 (1 Viewer)

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New Orleans Saints linebacker Michael Mauti received sad news last Tuesday.

For the past four years, Mauti has been dealing with the effects of ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease of the large intestine. He talks weekly with doctors in New Orleans and around the country and takes medicine to reduce the symptoms.

Last Tuesday, though, the doctors told him he couldn't play football any more this year.

"They said it's time to take care of it and get healthy, so I can be ready for next year," he said Tuesday.

Mauti, who went on the non-football injury list Monday, will soon undergo surgery related to the disease. He declined to provide specifics on the operation, but according to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, the procedure for the disease involves the removal of the colon.

By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

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