Craig Sager’s doctor Naveen Pemmaraju says what the TNT sideline reporter has done in his battle with leukemia is almost miraculous, according to SI’s Lee Jenkins.
“A patient who battles this past a year is amazing,” Pemmaraju said. “What he’s done is almost miraculous.”
Sager was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April 2014. He has since undergone two bone marrow transplants, 21 bone marrow biopsies and over 20 chemotherapy cycles. During his recovery, Sager has also been hospitalized for pneumonia, influenza, a bacterial infection and gout.
Sager, 64, announced last month that his leukemia was no longer in remission, but has continued to work on the sidelines at NBA games since then.
He plans to call his fifth consecutive Olympics this summer.