Friday, February 29, 2008

Terrible News

Nothing else really to be said about this:

Murcer faces new brain cancer
Feb 29, 1:57 am EST

NEW YORK (TICKER) —Former New York Yankees outfielder Bobby Murcer’s battle with brain cancer may have taken a turn for the worse, according to the New York Daily News.

In an emotional e-mail sent to friends and the Daily News on Thursday from Murcer’s wife, Kay, the Yankees broadcaster will undergo a brain biopsy on Monday in Houston after an MRI exam revealed an “area that doctors are concerned about.”

“Please pray that it will be determined to be necrosis (scar tissue from the radiation), and not another cancerous tumor,” Murcer’s wrote in her e-mail to the Daily News. “It’s one of the two.”

Murcer, 61, played with the Yankees from 1965-74 and again from 1979-83. He has been a broadcaster with the team since his retirement in 1983.

In December 2006, Murcer began experiencing headaches and a loss of energy, and subsequently was diagnosed with brain cancer on Christmas Eve after an MRI revealed a malignant tumor.

Despite the possible setback, Murcer remained upbeat when reached by the Daily News at his home in Oklahoma City.

“I’ve gotta go back to Houston on Monday for more tests, which means I’m going to have to miss the first two spring training games,” Murcer said. “I still hope to be in Tampa in time for the third game (on March 7) and I’m still planning on doing my full schedule of games for the regular season.”

Murcer also played with the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs during his 17-season career.


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