Back in April, SportsNet New York Mets’ analyst Ron Darling (who also does national work for Turner) announced he was taking a leave of absence from the booth for health reasons thanks to the discovery of a large mass in his chest that required surgery. Darling’s broadcast partners, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, announced later that week that his surgery had been successful, and wished him a “speedy and easy” recovery.
But it sounds like there may be some more hurdles ahead for Darling, who tweeted Monday that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer:
— Ron Darling Jr (@RonDarlingJr) May 6, 2019
Mets ownership also released a statement in support of Darling.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 6, 2019
That’s unfortunate to hear that it is in fact a cancer diagnosis, but it’s positive that the doctors think it’s treatable. And it’s certainly impressive that Darling thinks he’ll be able to return to the booth in a month or so. Our thoughts are with him and his friends and family during this difficult time.
[Ron Darling on Twitter]