Well, today’s news could hardly be worse for Gary Carter, his family, and his legion of fans. According to the Daily News:
Stricken Mets great Gary Carter has received ominous news from doctors at Duke University, who say that they are “90% certain” that tumors on his brain are malignant, according to a Carter family website.
Carter, 57, was first diagnosed with four small brain tumors May 21 after experiencing headaches and forgetfulness in recent weeks.
The diagnosis won’t be certain until next week, but “a family source” confirmed the story Friday. Carter is expected to begin chemotherapy treatment once the test results are final.
Gary Carter became a star player with the Montreal Expos in the 1970s, joined the Mets in 1985 and played a big role in their 1986 World Championship. He ended his career in 1992 with the Expos, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.