Cancer survivor Chris Mortensen returns to ESPN for first-round NFL Draft coverage

Cancer survivor Chris Mortensen made his return to ESPN for Thursday night’s first-round NFL draft coverage.

NFL reporter Chris Mortensen made his return to ESPN for Thursday night’s first-round draft coverage, the first time he’s been on the air since the lead-up to the Super Bowl in February, according to the Washington Post.


After a several-month leave of absence to treat stage IV throat cancer, Mortensen announced last August he expected to be back on the air on a limited basis for the regular season. He hasn’t had a significant presence on television since early 2016, mostly appearing from his home on “NFL Insiders” on Fridays.

While Mortensen, alongside Adam Schefter, offered his reporting and analysis to ESPN viewers on Thursday, he was also busy tweeting.


Let’s hope Mortensen’s presence during the draft is a sign we’ll see more of him as the 2017 NFL season approaches.

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