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Gary Carter's health worsens

Posted on: January 19, 2012 4:17 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Unfortunately, the news keeps getting worse when it comes to the cancerous tumors in Hall of Famer Gary Carter's brain. The most recent news is "extremely grave," per the New York Daily News. Carter fell violently enough on Christmas Day to tear his rotator cuff and the most recent MRI has revealed even more spots and tumors, according to Carter's daughter (on their family website).

What's worse, Carter doesn't sound like he's optimistic at all.

"I'm not feeling too good," he told New York Daily News a few weeks ago. "It's been coming on and coming on. I've had a chest cold. I've got sores in my mouth, blood clots. I get sick ... there's just so many things ... It's been nine months now and I don't feel any different from Day One. I haven't been up to doing any interviews."

Finally, the worst news of all is that the Daily News is reporting that doctors are considering no further treatment.

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Comments

Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:48 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

An RBI Baseball hero for the Mets in the 4 spot.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:37 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

God Bless "The Kid."



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:24 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

To one of the greatest Catchers of all time. Watched you as an Expo and as a Met. Thanks for the memories. May God be with you and your family at this time.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:43 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

I used to pretend to be Gary Carter when I was a young little leaguer (even as a Dodger fan). I knew what a hall of famer looked  like on the field and recognize a fighter off it.




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:26 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

Gary-- your accomplishments as a Met and the joy you brought to so many fans are one hell of a legacy.  You will never be forgotten.  Keep fighting the good fight Gary!



Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:37 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

Gary Carter, my prayers are with you.  I always admired your passion for the game and the enthusiam that you exhibited.  Best wishes!



Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:13 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

get well gary im 62 and been follwing u still i was a kid..u played for da expos and then da mets..u were one of my favorite players bcause of how u played da game..prayers coming to u mr ken



Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:09 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

I'm saddened to hear the latest update on Gary Carter's health. Gary, we're all rooting for you. You were a great player & you've always shown a lot of class.I enjoyed watching you play, & treasure a baseball I own that you autographed.I'm sure that you're holding tight to your deep faith in God, and that this will be enough to get you though whatever lies ahead. Many people care about you & are praying for you.Take care.




Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:06 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Carter family.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:00 am
 

Gary Carter's health worsens

Very sad news indeed.  Carter was my favorite player growing up and I don't think any other player has captured my affection the way he did when I was 11 and falling in love with baseball in 1986.  If anyone is interested in keeping up with his story can follow the updates that his daughter enters at 


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