January 19, 2012

Gary Carter in "Grave" Condition

It's one of those ledes that you hate to write, but I think Bill Madden from the New York Daily News nailed it on the head and wrote it the most succinctly..."Gary Carter’s fight with brain cancer has turned from brave to extremely grave."

Thursday night, Carter's daughter posted on the family website that the Hall of Famer's most recent MRI revealed “several new spots/tumors on his brain".

She also revealed that one of her father’s doctors “will be coming to my parents’ house (Thursday night) to talk to the family about the next step".

Reportedly, the family is debating whether or not to continue treatments of any kind.

All of this is pretty startling news since, back in August, word from the Carter camp was that everything was progressing well.  But, then again, that was back in August.

First diagnosed with the tumors in May, the former catcher has had a pretty rough go of it that past few months.

According to Madden:

In recent weeks, Carter’s condition has visibly worsened, and he began complaining of severe headaches, fatigue and balance problems that resulted in a fall on Christmas Day in which he tore his rotator cuff.

This past week, “The Kid” spent almost all of his time at his home in Palm Beach Gardens and was too weak Monday to attend his annual charity golf tournament a few miles away.

I had a chance to talk with Carter a while back...feel free to check out the interview.

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