|Ron Darling. Courtesy Turner Sports.|
Mets announcer Ron Darling has been sidelined from SNY since he announced on April 13 that he would be having surgery to have a mass removed from his chest.
On Monday, a little over three weeks after that sad news, Darling, who also pitched for the Mets and was a member of the 1986 World Championship team, gave an update on Twitter.
Darling wrote, "After the removal of the mass on my chest along with further tests, I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My doctors have said they are optimistic that the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their continued support."
The Mets release the following statement from the ownership, Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon, and Saul Katz: “Upon receiving today’s update on Ron’s prognosis, we are comforted to know that his condition is treatable and look forward to seeing him back on the air soon.”
Darling's broadcast partner and former teammate Keith Hernandez wrote on Twitter: "My heart goes out to Ron Darling. I know that Ron will beat this insidious disease. I’m heartened to hear that his doctors are very optimistic for a full recovery. I will stop at my church this day and light a candle for Ron and his entire family. I look forward to RJ’s return."