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Ron Darling: ‘Thyroid Cancer Has Been Stabilized For Now’

June 03, 2019 - 12:11 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mets great Ron Darling announced Monday his thyroid cancer has been stabilized.

“My doctors have informed me that my thyroid cancer has been stabilized for now and that I have been cleared to return to work,” he said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Darling, who currently works as a Mets analyst for SNY, said in April that he would be taking a break from broadcasting to undergo surgery after doctors found a large mass on his chest.

Following the procedure, the 58-year-old revealed he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

“The doctors will continue to closely monitor me over the next several months to assure my progress remain on the right track,” the former Mets pitcher said. “I look forward to rejoining my partners Gary (Cohen) and Keith (Hernandez) in the SNY booth to call tomorrow night’s Mets vs. San Francisco Giants game at Citi Field.”

Darling pitched with the Mets from 1983 to 1991 and was a member of the 1986 World Series-winning team.

He was named an All-Star in 1985 and after leaving the Mets, played for the Montreal Expos and Oakland Athletics.