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Gary Carter’s brain cancer treatment is “extremely grave”

File picture shows former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter holding up a Mets and an Expos hat in New York

Former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter holds up a New York Mets and an Expos hat as Yogi Berra (R) looks on during opening ceremonies at Major League Baseball’s All-Star game at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this file picture taken July 15, 2008. Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has been diagnosed with four “very small” brain tumors, the 11-times All-Star said in a statement issued by the New York Mets on May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


Gary Carter’s daughter revealed that a recent MRI exam on the Hall of Fame catcher showed “several new spots/tumors on his brain” and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes that “Carter’s fight with brain cancer has turned from brave to extremely grave.”

According to Madden, in recent weeks Carter’s “condition was visibly worsening” and the 57-year-old “began complaining of severe headaches, fatigue, and balance problems that resulted in a fall on Christmas Day in which he tore his rotator cuff.”

Carter was unable to attend his annual charity golf tournament earlier this week and a family member told Madden that doctors are now considering stopping treatment.

Carter, who was inducted into Cooperstown in 2003 following a 19-year career with the Expos, Mets, Giants, and Dodgers, was diagnosed with inoperable brain tumors in May.