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Gary Carter went to ER for blood clots

Gary Carter received news that his tumors have

Gary Carter received news that his tumors have improved by 80 percent. (April 3, 2006) Photo Credit: Paul J. Bereswill

Hall of Famer and former Mets great Gary Carter was rushed to the emergency room Tuesday after experiencing a sharp pain in his chest and shortness of breath, according to the family’s website.

Test showed several blood clots in his lung and one in the right leg. Carter was released the next day after a CT scan on his brain showed no bleeding. The former catcher has to inject two needles in his stomach until further notice, per Kimmy Bloemers' online journal. The injections are blood thinners to fight against further blood clots.

Carter, 57, was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in May. This was the second time he has been rushed to the ER.

Carter finished his career with 324 home runs and was twice named the MVP of the All-Star Game. He was a member of the Mets 1986 championship team.


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