Mets Broadcaster Ron Darling Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer

May 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mets great Ron Darling announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

“After the removal of the mass on my chest along with further tests, I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer,” Darling said in a statement.

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

The 58-year-old was diagnosed following the procedure.

However, the prognosis looks good and Darling said his doctors are “optimistic.”

“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,” Darling said.

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

“Upon receiving today’s update on Ron’s progress, we are comforted to know that his condition is treatable and look forward to seeing him back on the air soon,” Mets ownership said in a statement.

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