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ESPN Releases Health Update On Chris Mortensen

ESPN's Chris Mortensen health update, released this afternoon, gives fans the latest on the longtime reporter who has been undergoing cancer treatment.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen appears to be doing much better as he confronts stage IV throat cancer. According to the health update released today by ESPN, Mortensen's cancer has been "virtually reduced to zero detection" and he could resume his duties as an NFL reporter soon.

Here is a major portion of Mortensen's lengthy statement:

“I received very encouraging news last week from my oncologist team of doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center that now enables me to completely focus on recovery rather than treatment. The Stage IV throat (oropharyngel) cancer that was diagnosed in early January and treated with intensive chemotherapy and radiation has been virtually reduced to zero detection of the disease through the latest scans and exams.

“I do have scheduled exams and scans during the next three months to monitor my status but my oncologists have directed me to recover and rehab from the treatments that have resulted in lengthy hospitalization, significant weight loss, strength, endurance and related health issues. I am following instructions to overcome these challenges.

“My return-to-work status has variables with no definitive target date but I anticipate being able to participate in NFL coverage on a limited basis as the 2016 season gets underway.

Fans have been hoping for a positive Chris Mortensen health update since the 64-year-old was diagnosed back in January. It's good to read this, and we're looking forward to seeing Mort back on TV soon at ESPN.