Craig Sager Says He Will Fight "You've Got Normally 3-6 Months to Live" Diagnosis

Ryan Glasspiegel

Craig Sager will appear on HBO’s Real Sports tonight, and discuss his ongoing battle with Leukemia. Yesterday, a trailer for the program announced that the Turner sideline reporter’s cancer was no longer in remission. Today, the above transcript of the show was shared by SI NBA writer Ben Golliver.

UPDATE: Sager released the following statement (via Richard Deitsch):

" “I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 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. “Again, I would like to thank everyone for your generosity and encouragement. 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.” "

It goes without saying that Sager remains in our thoughts, and that everybody in and around the world of sports is rooting for him as he fights like hell to beat these odds.


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