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.