TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, who was medically cleared Oct. 7 and released from the hospital “for good” after battling leukemia, will be working the Pelicans–Warriors game on Opening Night, Turner Sports confirmed Friday. The game is the second part of an Opening Night doubleheader also featuring Cavaliers–Bulls.
Craig Sager, Jr., who filled in for his dad on TNT during the 2015 playoffs, relayed the initial good news on Twitter, noting that Sager was released 18 days early, on his 82nd day of treatment.
Sager, 64, previously thought his leukemia was in full remission, but it returned last spring.
He previously told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle on Sept. 28 that he planned to work opening night.
18 days early, on Day 82, Sr. has been cleared & is coming home for good— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) October 7, 2015
WHAT A FIGHT!
Thank you MD Anderson & everyone that believed in him