Craig Sager vows to defy new prognosis giving him 3-6 months to live
Yesterday, we had to share the heartbreaking news that famous sideline reporter Craig Sager's leukemia is no longer in remission. Unfortunately, the news sounds much more dire than we originally thought.
Sager shared his news in a preview for an episode of HBO's "Real Sports" that aired on Tuesday evening. But in the longer clip, Sager tells HBO that his doctors have told him the average prognosis would be three to six months left to live:
In Real Sports profile, Craig Sager says he's "fighting to the end" after doctors gave him "3-6 months" diagnosis pic.twitter.com/J725uNfbF9— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 22, 2016
My prayers goes out to one of the best to ever do it Craig Sager!! Please Stay Strong. #CancerSucks— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 22, 2016
Sager's son, who previously donated bone marrow to his father, shared a poignant photo of his father from behind the scenes of the interview and asked for thoughts and prayers for the family:
Send your best to Sr & trust that each new day he fights this is giving doctors an uncharted window for discovering so much more #BeTheCure— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) March 21, 2016