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Gary Carter diagnosed with bronchitis after being rushed to hospital

Jun 18, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT

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Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was rushed to the hospital Thursday night after experiencing a “serious coughing attack” and “having shooting pains in his back,” his daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote on a private family website yesterday. The 57-year-old Carter is currently battling Stage 4 brain cancer.

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports that Carter underwent X-rays and a CT scan on his chest and back, which revealed a case of bronchitis. After initial fears about blood clotting or pneumonia were ruled out, Carter was able to return home yesterday.

“What a huge praise that it is not as serious as it could have been,” Bloemers wrote. “However because of dad’s condition, a chest cold can drain dad’s energy more. The sweet nurse said that everything looked great, which was a relief.”

Carter began his cancer treatment earlier this month. He currently in the process of undergoing 6 1/2 weeks of radiation and a year of chemotherapy.

During last night’s game against the Angels, the Mets placed a huge “Get Well Soon” card for Carter in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda for fans to sign. Here’s a picture of one fan signing the card, courtesy of the Mets’ Twitter feed.

  1. goawayeverybody - Jun 18, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    :( Get well soon Gary.

  2. cup0pizza - Jun 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    RIP

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 19, 2011 at 12:37 AM

      You’re an a$$.

  3. Utley's Hair - Jun 19, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    We’re pulling for you, Kid. Get well soon.

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