Ryne Sandberg Oct 18, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs former second baseman Ryne Sandberg throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game four of the 2017 NLCS playoff baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg provided a stirring update on his battle with cancer. Sandberg announced that a recent PET scan revealed no cancerous activity, an uplifting moment on a very busy Friday in the sports world.

By way of Cubs Zone, Sandberg made the big announcement on his personal Instagram account.

“Round #4 is in the books! Great news last week: No cancerous activity in my whole body, PET scan! Thanks to God! Continuing with treatments of Chemo and radiation ahead of me. Positive attitude to the max with the news. Takes me back to my early symptoms of back pain and other side effects which we reacted to quickly with tests to diagnose for cancer! Thanks to all for support and love and positive thoughts,” Sandberg said.

Sandberg is one of the best players in Chicago Cubs’ history. The Hall of Famer recorded over 2,000 hits, over 1,000 RBI, and 282 career home runs. He was a ten-time All-Star, a nine-time Gold Glove recipient, a seven-time Silver Slugger winner, and the 1984 National League Most Valuable Player. He’s been immortalized as one of the greats, and has remained a presence in baseball over the years as well.

The uplifting update was shared all over, and many responded with positive vibes of their own. Best wishes to Ryne Sandberg in his fight, and may he keep knocking them down.

[Cubs Zone]

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