By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a call for help from former New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson, who helped the team win the 1986 World Series.

Johnson says his nearly 2-year-old grandson, Tanner, was involved in a tragic lawnmower accident that severed part of his left foot.

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His treatment will require multiple surgeries and long hospital stays.

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In a tweet, Johnson wrote, “Any help is appreciated for Tanner…we’ve set an ambitious goal yet we know that won’t cover the costs associated with the accident…it’s going to be a long road ahead BUT a successful one…thank you all for your love and support.”

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Johnson’s daughter has started a GoFundMe page to help cover Tanner’s medical expenses. Click here to donate.

CBSNewYork Team