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Report: Hokie Gajan moved to ICU after latest round of cancer tests

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Jim Henderson, left, and Hokie Gajan, at a Saints practice. Gajan is in ICU following a chemotherapy treatment.
Jim Henderson, left, and Hokie Gajan, at a Saints practice. Gajan is in ICU following a chemotherapy treatment.

Former LSU and Saints running back and longtime WWL radio analyst Hokie Gajan, who was diagnosed with cancer last year, has been moved to intensive care, WWL Radio reported.

"Hokie is currently in the hospital. We are keeping him comfortable and surrounded by those who love him," Gajan’s daughter, Kristin Gajan Sell, told the station. "We thank everyone for their support and prayers during this difficult time."

After his latest round of tests, doctors determined Gajan needed around-the-clock care and medical attention, WWL reported.

Gajan, 56, has been with WWL since 2000, following 18 years working as a scout for the Saints.

In December, Gajan missed only his second broadcast with the Saints as he began chemotherapy.

“I hate missing any games with the great season we’ve having,” Gajan joked at the time. “But I don’t think I’ll be missing us going to the Super Bowl.”

The Baker High product was the Saints' 10th round draft pick out of LSU in 1981 and played until 1987 when knee injuries forced him to retire.

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