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Craig Sager Update: NBA Reporter Discharged From Hospital Two Weeks Ahead of Schedule
The last time we heard from the family of Craig Sager, it was to report that the TNT reporter’s leukemia had returned, and that he would once again be taking a break from covering NBA basketball to seek treatment.
That was six months ago.
Today, finally, we’ve got another update. And this time it’s good news. According to a post from Craig Sager Jr on Twitter, everyone’s favorite NBA sideline reporter is getting discharged from the hospital ahead of schedule.
18 days early, on Day 82, Sr. has been cleared & is coming home for good WHAT A FIGHT! Thank you MD Anderson & everyone that believed in him
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) October 7, 2015
Of course, this does not mean Sager is out of the woods. But his son’s post sure seems optimistic.
Sager, 64, was initially diagnosed with leukemia in April of 2014. After getting a bone marrow transplant the disease went into remission, and Sager returned to work nearly one year later in March of 2015. However, the disease returned later that month.
In July, Sager received a stem cell transplant, as well as what he called “hard-core chemo 24 hours a day for 14 days.” As a result, doctors said he would require a 100-day stay in the hospital. But once again, Sager has beaten the odds.
Hopefully we’ll get to see him (and his colorful wardrobe) on NBA sidelines pretty soon.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]