Curt Schilling, former Phillies and Boston Red Sox pitcher has announced that he has cancer. Curt is currently an ESPN baseball analyst who said in a statement. "We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer."

Curt has not publicly gone into detail about what type of cancer he has, when he was diagnosed or what his prognosis might be. He is only 47 years old.

Sports News MLB says:

“Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time," the network said in a statement. "His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he’s ready.”

ESPN planned to make Schilling part of its Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team this season. The network did not announce how the diagnosis would affect those plans.

We hope for a full recover and our thoughts and prayers go out to Curt and his family.

[Sporting News]