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Craig Sager to miss Olympics for cancer treatment


The 2016 Rio Olympics begin in a little over a week, but this year they will have a different look. Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager will not be heading down to Brazil as he has to stay in the States to get another round of cancer treatment.

He was diagnosed with Leukemia two years ago and went into remission last spring. However, the cancer came back in March of this year and even more aggressively than last time.

He has worked his NBA sideline job while going through treatments, but he will not be able to put off his bone marrow transplant in time for the Olympics. He will miss what would have been his fifth straight appearance at the summer games.

Per NBC:

“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.”

We wish Sager all the best in his recovery and treatment over the next few months.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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