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Gil Santos faces uncertain future in Patriots booth

Health problem clouds the future

Gil Santos told his bosses at 98.5 The Sports Hub and CBS Radio following Super Bowl XLVI in February that he wanted to return in the fall for a 36th season of calling Patriots games on the radio. But a serious health scare may prevent him from doing so.

Santos has been battling a severe case of pneumonia for much of the winter. According to industry sources, Santos, a longtime smoker who turns 72 Monday, was in such dire condition at one point that he lost feeling in his extremities and had to be put in a medically induced coma. He is currently rehabilitating at a facility in Stoughton.

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