MRI Reveals Good News for Gary Carter and New York Mets

Austin MirminaContributor IOctober 12, 2011

Gary Carter played five seasons with the New York Mets, and is still beloved by many.
Gary Carter played five seasons with the New York Mets, and is still beloved by many.

An MRI taken at Duke University Medical Center revealed that Gary Carter's brain tumors have shrunk 10 percent in size -- about 75 percent since the initial detection -- and some of the tumors are even dying, Carter's daughter Kimmy Bloemers announced Wednesday in an online journal.  

Before Carter's most recent visit to the medical center, a CT scan showed cloudiness, which the family had feared was a possible sign of internal bleeding.  The former New York Mets catcher has been suffering from headaches on the right side of his head, according to an article written by Cash Kruth of 

However these headaches were not the result of internal bleeding, but rather the result of small swelling caused by radiation treatments, according to the report.  No blood-clot growth has occurred either.  

Kruth reported that doctors have decided to increase Carter's use of steroids to help prevent swelling, and that the three-time Gold Glove winner will still be attending physical therapy three times a week.  

As Carter continues his fight against cancerous brain tumors, he still plans on coaching college baseball at Palm Beach Atlantic.  He has the heart of a warrior.  

"Physically, dad will push harder to exercise," Bloemers wrote in the private journal. "It will be challenging, but dad is determined. He will also go to physical therapy three days a week and coach every day for his college baseball team."

We all wish Carter well in his recovery.