New York Mets analyst, TBS postseason broadcaster, and MLB Network studio analyst Ron Darling has been off the air since April, when he took a leave of absence after doctors discovered a mass in his chest. In May, we learned Darling had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
— Ron Darling Jr (@RonDarlingJr) May 6, 2019
Now, according to a statement from Darling himself, his cancer has been stabilized and he’s well enough to return to the SNY booth for Tuesday night’s game between the Mets and Giants.
— Ron Darling Jr (@RonDarlingJr) June 3, 2019
“My doctors have informed me that my thyroid cancer has been stabilized for now, and that I have been cleared to return to work. The doctors will continue to closely monitor me over the next several months to assure my progress remains on the right track. 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.”
This is obviously fantastic news, and hopefully Darling’s recovery continues unabated.