TNT's Craig Sager says leukemia no longer in remission | Inquirer Sports

TNT’s Craig Sager says leukemia no longer in remission

/ 05:52 PM March 22, 2016
Craig Sager, acknowledges the crowd during a timeout of a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Chicago. Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. AP

Craig Sager, acknowledges the crowd during a timeout of a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Chicago. Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. AP

NEW YORK — Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager says in an interview with HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission.

Sager missed 11 months while undergoing treatment and a bone marrow transplant from his son before returning to his position on the sideline during TNT’s NBA coverage in March 2015. But he says in a “Real Sports” interview to debut Tuesday that he learned last month that the cancer was no longer in remission.

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The 64-year-old Sager says he is in “unchartered waters” and must keep his strength up. He adds he has already undergone two stem cell transplants and it’s very rare that someone would have a third, so he has to keep his strength up.

Perhaps best known for his outlandish outfits, Sager is not scheduled to work TNT’s doubleheader Tuesday night.

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