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.

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.

“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.

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