Jerry Remy - imageWe’ve all been wondering and speculating as to what’s been wrong with NESN announcer Jerry Remy and now we know. He had cancer surgery during the offseason.

“I want to focus on completing my recovery so that I can return to work without distractions or interruptions.”

“I hope that disclosing my bout with cancer will reinforce the dangers of smoking to every member of Red Sox Nation, especially children.”

Dennis Eckersley will finish out the homestand in the booth for RemDawg and then Dave Roberts will join Don Orsillo in the NESN booth during the upcoming west coast road trip. It’s not known who’ll take over when they return from the trip.

We’ll miss you RemDawg but we understand. Best wishes for a speedy and healthy recovery.

Here is a full statement from Jerry Remy on his battle with cancer and recovery.

Jerry Remy takes leave to recover from cancer surgery []