Veteran basketball reporter Craig Sager will not be roaming the Carioca Arena sidelines in Rio as he will remain in the USA to prepare for a third bone marrow transplant.

The NBC Olympics team posted a statement on Twitter earlier today.

While Sager remains positive and defiant, it’s a stark contrast from four years ago in London when the sideline reporter openly spoke to fans and reporters he knew and even met for the first time.

We wish Mr. Sager all the best as he continues to fight leukemia.