Erin Andrews is arguably the most recognizable face in sports when it comes to sideline reporting, and if you watched any FOX broadcast all season, she was there.
One game in particular may have been a little tougher for Andrews than others, unknowing to those watching, as she worked a Week 3 game between the Giants and the Redskins the weekend she was told she has cancer.
Just weeks later, the reporter on the sideline of an Oct. 16 game between the Packers and Cowboys with Andrews just five days removed from surgery, unbenounced to those watching.
Via Yahoo Sports –
Andrews revealed her fight against cancer to The MMQB’s Emily Kaplan in a long profile that also discussed her stalker trial at length. Andrews found out she had cervical cancer during a call while she was at the Giants’ facility. That call came on Saturday, and she worked on Sunday. She missed tapings of “Dancing With the Stars” that week, with ABC saying she was grieving with boyfriend Jarret Stoll after his 17-year-old nephew was killed in a car accident. She had surgery on Oct. 11. Kaplan recounted what Andrews told her oncologist before surgery.
“I’m not watching any football games at home,” Andrews said. “This is [Fox’s] Super Bowl year, and I’m not missing the Super Bowl.”
Then three days after surgery, Andrews was in Green Bay doing a profile on Packers receiver Jordy Nelson, The MMQB said. Then she covered the game.
“Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews told Kaplan.
According to The MMQB Andrews had another surgery on Nov. 1, then on Nov. 17 she was told she was free of cancer and wouldn’t need radiation or chemotherapy.
Andrews could have worked Super Bowl LI without most of the millions of viewers at home knowing about her battle through the season. By opening up about her fight, everyone at home can understand what she went through to be there.