Gary Carter has brain tumors

Gary Carter has issued the following statement regarding his condition:

“Earlier today, I learned that four very small tumors have been found on my brain, following an MRI on Friday at a West Palm Beach facility. I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center, and we will learn more at that time about my diagnosis.

My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We ask that you please respect our privacy as we learn more about my medical condition.”

In addition, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon issued a statement regarding Carter and his condition:

“On behalf of the Mets organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sandy and the entire Carter family.”

Original Post, 1:13 pm:

Former Met Gary Carter has been diagnosed with four small tumors in his brain, and will be examined at Duke University Hospital in the near future.

According to Bill Madden of the Daily News, it won’t be known whether the tumors are benign or malignant until surgery is performed.

I’m shocked, and my heart goes out to Gary and his family. Carter was my hero when I was a kid, and I remember I used to emulate his batting stance and his catching stance. In fact, I still have my junior Gary Carter jersey from when I was six years old.

I’m hoping he gets through this, and wish him nothing but the best.