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White Sox Release Health Update on Farquhar

Fans are able to send “Get Well” wishes and letters of support



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    Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar

    Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar remains in critical but neurologically stable condition at a local hospital after collapsing during last Friday’s game against the Houston Astros, the White Sox said.

    Farquhar’s medical team reported Monday that he "is progressing well following a successful surgery Saturday to address the aneurysm. Farquhar has use of his extremities, is responding appropriately to questions and commands and is speaking to doctors and his family," according to a statement released.

    Farquhar, who pitched the sixth inning of the game, suffered a brain hemorrhage in the dugout afer the inning and was rushed to a local hospital.

    The Sox pitcher remains in critical but neurologically stable condition in the ICU unit at RUSH.

    Doctors said he continues to receive treatment and the neurosurgical team is monitoring him closely. He is expected to remain in the neurosurgical ICU at RUSH for the next few weeks.

    Fans interested is sending “Get Well” wishes and letters of support to Farquhar should address mail to him at Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616.

    Later testing revealed a ruptured aneurysm that caused his brain to bleed, the White Sox said in a statement.

    "The White Sox will provide additional updates on Farquhar's health over the coming days as appropriate, but the club also asks that you respect the privacy of the Farquhar family at this time," the team said. 

    "Get well soon Danny," the tweet reads. "Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time." 

    White Sox manager Rick Renteria offered his thoughts and prayers to his pitcher. 

    "We all need to stay positive and be focused on thinking and praying for the best," he said before Saturday's game. 

    "It crushes us in this clubhouse," pitcher James Shields said. "Nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens, you know?" 

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