Craig Sager’s Leukemia Has Returned, ‘NBA on TNT’ Reporter Says (Video)

Sideline personality says he’s facing “uncharted waters”

Last Updated: March 21, 2016 @ 4:47 PM

“NBA on TNT” sideline reporter Craig Sager reveals on Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s “Real Sports” that his leukemia has returned.

In a conversation with Bernard Goldberg, Sager says that he is no longer in remission, adding that “uncharted waters” lie ahead of him.

“I’ve already had two stem-cell transplants. Very rarely does somebody have a third,” Sager says in a clip from the episode.

“I have to maintain my strength so I can go through this,” he explains, adding that he’s “still kicking, still fighting.

“I haven’t won the battle. It’s not over yet, but I haven’t lost it, either,” Sager continues.

Sager, who was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, previously underwent bone-marrow and stem-cell transplants received from his son, according to ESPN. Despite the worsening of his condition, Sager will continue to appear on “NBA on TNT” throughout April.