The Mets released a statement from the co-deputy directors of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University on the condition of Gary Carter. The statement says that biopsies performed on Friday morning determined that tumors in Carter's brain appear to be malignant.
Here is the statement from Dr. Allan H. Friedman and Dr. Henry S. Friedman of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke:
Following a thorough examination and assessment of Gary Carter, biopsies were performed this morning from a tumor located in Mr. Carter's brain. The preliminary results are that his tumor appears to be malignant. Once the pathology report is available, which will take several days, we will discuss treatment options with Mr. Carter and his family.
In the meantime, Mr. Carter is in excellent spririts and good physical condition. He is resting comfortably, surrounded by his family. We hope that his friends and fans will continue to pray for Mr. Carter and his family during this time.