Gary Carter's health takes turn for worse

Gary Carter's health has taken a turn for the worse. The Hall of Fame catcher, diagnosed last May with a malignant brain tumor, received results of his latest MRI exam Thursday, according to the online journal of his daughter, Kimmy Bloomers.
Gary Carter announced in May that an MRI had revealed four small tumours on his brain. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Gary Carter's health has taken a turn for the worse.

The Hall of Fame catcher, diagnosed last May with a malignant brain tumor, received results of his latest MRI exam Thursday, according to the online journal of his daughter, Kimmy Bloomers.

She writes "I wish I could say that the results were good. … There are now several new spots/tumors on my dad's brain. I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad."

Carter had the MRIs Friday in North Palm Beach, Fla., and they were sent to his doctors at Duke University for evaluation.

A day earlier, he fell at a doctor's appointment and completely tore a rotator cuff, Bloomers wrote, adding that he also fell on Christmas Eve.