Craig Sager, NBA sideline reporter, has undergone his third bone marrow transplant earlier today, Wednesday August 31.
Craig Sager II, announced the news on Twitter (@CraigSagerJr) on last night.
He began another round of chemotherapy last month at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to prepare him for the third transplant.
“My body isn’t getting stronger, so they want to do it while I’m strong enough. Third transplants are kind of rare, so hopefully we will get it done and I’ll be ready in time for [NBA] opening night,” he told the Houston Chronicle last month. “We’ve known since February we would have to have the third transplant. We tried to delay it until after the Olympics, but [the disease] is very aggressive, and there is a sense of urgency to do it now.”
Sager received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs this year. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and went into remission in 2015 but the cancer returned in April of this year. He was given a 3-6 month diagnosis that he vowed would not stopped him and he hasn’t.
Known for his eye-catching suits, Sager has been apart of the Turner Broadcasting crew for 30 plus years. This season for game 6 of the NBA Finals on ESPN on ABC, he worked his first NBA finals game of his career.
Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) post these photos on Twitter around 2 p.m. today.
We, at Talk Sports, continue to be #SagerStrong !!!!!