John Saunders recovering

Long-time ESPN host and play-by-play man John Saunders has become one of sports television’s most respected voices, handling a wide variety of high-profile assignments with great skill.

He’s also a board member and tireless advocate for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

This weekend, John will be absent from ESPN’s coverage as he recovers from injuries suffered from an accidental fall last Saturday. A full recovery is expected.

Scott Van Pelt will fill in as anchor on ABC’s college football studio coverage Saturday and Jeremy Schaap will host The Sports Reporters Sunday.

We wish John all the very best for a speedy return.

At halftime of the LSU-Mississippi State game Thursday night, ESPN colleague Wendi Nix offered best wishes.

  • William Holderby

    John, you are badly missed. I was alarmed when I heard that you had fallen. You are the best at what you do and I am very glad you are back on the mend. You and Fowler are the voice of College Football to me and your seat will be hard to fill while you are recovering. Get better soon…..

  • John,

    I know I missed you today – i hope you and your family are doing well and from my family to yours we wish you a speedy recovery and a safe return to the broadcasts on Saturdays.

  • Carol

    Sports Reporters wasn’t the same without John Saunders. Get well soon!

  • Ray Scudder

    Dear John, Wishing you a 100% speedy recovery. I enjoy your fill-in Jeremy Schapp in the Sports Reporters. But I would rather have your full reign served before Jeremy takes over. Good luck, John ! And thanks for all you do.

  • Janice V

    My family and I have missed you on Sports Reporters, too, John. Take care and get well soon.