Craig Sager II: 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.
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In his battle against cancer he underwent chemotherapy, went into remission, relapsed, had transplant surgery and another round of chemo. He’s lost his hair and 50 pounds, but his “Sagervision” keeps him focused on getting better and back at it. “I’ve got a 9-year-old and a 10-year-old, too, so I’ve got the three older ones and two younger ones,” Sager said. “I’ve got a lot of work to do.”
It sounds like a promise that will be broken, but it brings up the question: when will he return? “I said, ‘The NBA season starts Oct. 27, what are my chances?’ He goes, ‘Oh they’re good!'” the elder Sager said of the conversation he had with his MD Anderson doctor. “I said one more, ‘What about the Olympics next summer in Rio?’ He said, ‘No brainer! I said yes! Yes!'”
However, Sager is in extremely good spirits — as he should be, because his treatments are going well and all subsequent tests have been positive. He has to visit the clinic at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center daily, as part of a hundred-day maintenance program following a bone marrow transplant he underwent on July 17, but as you can see in the report, Sager is definitely thinking about his eventual return to TV.
If you’re not able to watch the report, Sager has his eye on two particular dates during his recovery: A return to Turner Sports’ NBA coverage once the 2015-16 season begins and covering the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. “I said, ‘The NBA season starts Oct. 27, what are my chances?’ He goes, ‘Oh they’re good!’” Sager recounts asking his doctor. “I said one more, ‘What about the Olympics next summer in Rio?’ He said, ‘No brainer! I said yes! Yes!’”