Chris Mortensen makes first appearance on ESPN since cancer diagnosis

Mortensen was diagnosed with cancer in January.

It was announced back in January that NFL reporter Chris Mortensen was battling Stage IV throat cancer, and that he would be taking a hiatus from ESPN television as he underwent treatment.

"Consequently, with the support and encouragement from ESPN president John Skipper and many others at ESPN," Mortensen said in a statement at the time, "I am temporarily stepping away from my normal NFL coverage duties to better engage this opportunity to fight the good fight that is projected to affect almost 1.7 million Americans with new cases in 2016."

On Friday, Mortensen returned to television for the first time since that diagnosis, as he had a segment on the 2:00 p.m. showing of NFL Insiders.

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Good to see you back on TV, Mort! We send our best wishes to Mortensen as he continues to battle cancer, and hopefully he will continue to be well enough to grace us with his presence on television.