Mark Lerner, a principal owner of the Washington Nationals , is recovering from having his left leg amputated last week after doctors determined they had no choice following previous surgeries and radiation for cancer in the limb.
"With my doctors and medical team, we decided that amputation of that leg was my best choice to maintain the active and busy lifestyle that I have always enjoyed," the 63-year-old Lerner said in the letter.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo informed the team of Lerner's surgery and condition Thursday night before their 2-1 win over San Diego, The Post reported, citing a phone interview with the GM.
Lerner said he was diagnosed in January with a rare type of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma that attacks connective tissue.
"I've been very blessed with my wonderful wife Judy, who has never left my side, our great kids, amazing family and close friends," Lerner wrote.
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