Former New York Mets pitcher and current SNY Television broadcaster Ron Darling announced that he’s been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to several published reports, including USA Today.
A little less then a month ago, Darling announced he was taking a leave of absence for health reasons. He added that tests had revealed a large mass on his chest that would require surgery and he was hoping to return sometime this month.
That all changed with Monday’s announcement.
“After the removal of the mass on my chest along with further tests, I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer,” said Darling, who pitched for the Mets for eight seasons. “My doctors have said they are optimistic that the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so.
‘I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their continued support.”
During his 13-year playing career, Darling finished with a record of 136-116 with 13 shutouts. The right-hander notched 1,590 strikeouts and had a 3.87 ERA.
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