Craig Sager said doctors gave him a 3-6-month prognosis when his cancer returned.
Today, Sager made an important clarification:
Sager, in a statement released by Turner Sports:
“I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment. Fortunately, I am receiving the best treatment in the world and I remain fully confident I will win this battle.
“Again, I would like to thank everyone for your generosity and encouragement. I sincerely appreciate it and it means so much to me and my family. I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.”
This makes the terrible news a little less terrible, but whenever cancer is involved, it’s still awful.