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Report: Eli Gold returning to broadcast booth

Crimson Tide fans have a reason to celebrate.

Just in time for football season, renowned football and sports radio broadcaster Eli Gold said he will be returning to the broadcast booth this fall, according to tuscaloosathread.com.

Gold has been away dealing with health issues that included almost losing the ability to walk due to orthopedic issues and cancer.

According to tuscaloosathread.com, WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross tweeted Tuesday: “Received a lovely call today from my dear friend Eli Gold. The voice of @AlabamaFTBL is healing from cancer and will return to the broadcast booth this fall. No one in the biz is better than Eli.”

Gold remained positive after the cancer diagnosis last year.

“I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers,” the broadcaster said in September. “After extensive testing, I have now been diagnosed of a treatable form of cancer. I’m already making progress and hope to get back behind the mic again soon. Roll Tide.”

In his career, Gold has also broadcast NASCAR events, ice hockey, and arena football.

During Gold’s time away, his position has been filled by Alabama basketball commentator Chris Stewart.

Gold has been a part of Crimson Tide athletics since 1988. The only season he has missed was 2022 due to his medical issues.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News

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