Gary Carter diagnosed with bronchitis

Updated: June 18, 2011, 7:46 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was rushed to the emergency room on Thursday night after experiencing a "serious coughing attack" and having "shooting pains in his back," his daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, wrote on a private family website Friday.

Carter had blood drawn and underwent X-rays and a CT scan on his chest and back, which revealed that he had come down with a case of bronchitis. Carter left the hospital early Friday morning and returned home to rest.

According to Bloemers, there ...

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