Craig Sager Says His Leukemia Has Returned: ‘Still Kicking, Still Fighting’

by NESN Staff

March 22, 2016

It looks as though Craig Sager’s battle with leukemia unfortunately isn’t over yet.

The longtime Turner Sports reporter was diagnosed with the disease in 2014, and he told HBO’s “Real Sports” the cancer is back for a third time. The episode airs Tuesday, and Sager knows that his latest fight won’t be easy.

“I’ve already had two stem-cell transplants,” Sager said in the interview, per “Very rarely does somebody have a third. So I have to maintain my strength, so I can go through this.”

Sager received bone-marrow and stem-cell transplants from his son, Craig Sager Jr., and he’s not ready to give up yet.

“Still kicking, still fighting,” Sager said. “I haven’t won the battle. It’s not over yet, but I haven’t lost it either. There have been some victories and some setbacks. I still have to fight it, and I still have a lot of work to do.”

Yahoo! Sports reported that Sager still is scheduled to be on Turner’s “NBA on TNT” broadcasts despite the diagnosis.

Thumbnail photo via Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager interviews San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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