Everyone’s favorite NBA sideline reporter, Craig Sager, will unfortunately have to miss covering the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio because of his ongoing fight with leukemia. Sager was expected to cover the basketball portion of the Olympics after looking strong during the NBA finals but obviously his health is much more important.
NBC Sports issues the following statement in regards to Sager.
Craig Sager has returned to MD Anderson to continue his fight against leukemia. He is preparing for a third bone marrow transplant which will prevent him from covering the Olympics in Rio. We wish him the best in his continued recovery.
“I’m doing great,” Sager, 65, told the Houston Chronicle. “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.”
Our thoughts are with Craig and his family as he continues his strong willed fight. It will be our loss as fans to not be able to see him on the sidelines for the Olympics.