Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 9:52 am  |  9 responses

George Karl Officially Cleared By Doctors

It sounds like there’s a good chance Karl could be on the bench for opening night. From the Denver Post: “‘It’s official,’ George Karl said Thursday just before taking off for a long Labor Day weekend with family. ‘I’ve been cleared to go for it. My PET scan came back great.’ There are no guarantees with cancer, of course. Two weeks before the PET scan that showed no signs of the squamous cell carcinoma he battled this year, Karl took his annual prostate test to make sure the cancer he beat five years ago has not returned. ‘In three months, I’m going to have another PET scan,’ he said. ‘I’ll probably have three or four more PET scans in the next year. And then the second year it won’t be that many, it might be only two, but you’ve still got to go through them. The one they did, they were very positive on. In general, they said they couldn’t find any cancer cells and it looked great. I think the word was ‘excellent.’ It was an excellent scan as the doctor defines it.’”

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  • http://soundcloud.com/boy-sanchez Boy Sanchez

    I’m really happy for him. Get back to the bench Coach!

  • http://twitter.com/shinkaide André

    Nuggets need Coach Karl back on the bench (and some healthy bigs too, ‘course), and I’m just glad to hear the man’s better right now, health-wise. Thing is, you can never tell what the stresses of an NBA season just might do to a coach’s health.

  • Blackphantom

    I’m happy for Coach Karl as well


    This is likely Coach Karl’s last season coaching the Nuggets. He’ll move to another team next season. BOOK IT!

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Fantastic news. There’s something that den fans could be happy about this offseason.

  • JD

    Thats great. Well done Coach Karl

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  • MikeC.

    Welcome back Furious George. You outbursts were missed.

  • http://www.freerice.com freerice

    GREAT! he had such a tough battle with cancer and to go through it twice and make it out healthy and motivated is so amazing to hear. i hope he continues to coach well and stay in the league