Craig Sager Confident He Will Beat Cancer: “I’m Receiving The Best Treatment In The World”
The sports world is reeling from the news that long time Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager‘s two-year-long battle with leukemia had an unfortunate setback as he is suffering a relapse for the second time.
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It was announced on Tuesday that he had 3-6 months to live. On Wednesday, he cleared up any confusion releasing a statement clarifying the prognosis only applies to someone who isn’t being treated.
“I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support,” he said. “I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is three-to-six months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment. Fortunately, I am receiving the best treatment in the world and I remain fully confident I will win this battle.”
Sager has no plans of taking any time off either.
“Again, I would like to thank everyone for your generosity and encouragement,” he said. “I sincerely appreciate it and it means so much to me and my family. I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.”