TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, and his outrageous suits, have been a staple on national NBA broadcasts for years. But he’s battled some pretty serious health issues recently. In April of 2014, Sager revealed that he had been diagnosed with leukemia, which forced him to sit out the entire 2014 playoffs. Tributes and well-wishes poured in from all over the NBA and the sports world in general. He made his triumphant return to the sidelines this past March, before being dealt another brutal setback when the cancer returned. Fortunately, he’s still fighting, and the next step is receiving a stem cell transplant from his son, Craig Sager, Jr.
The younger Sager tweeted a photo of his father at the hospital ahead of the treatments:
They’re far from out of the woods, but it seems like Sager is doing well and hanging in there. Hopefully he can get back soon. Everyone’s rooting for him.