White Sox P Danny Farquhar In “Fight of His Life” After Procedure To Relieve Brain Swelling
It was just a normal baseball game on Friday as the Chicago White Sox took on the Houston Astros, until things took a turn for the worse. Danny Farquhar pitched in that game and fainted at some point in the dugout and was taken immediately to the hospital after EMT’s looked at him.
He was later diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage. The news has only gotten worse since then.
The Chicago White Sox relief pitcher underwent an additional procedure to relieve swelling over the weekend and, according to a team official, is “in the fight of his life right now.” Farquhar, who began vomiting in the sixth inning and then collapsed from the ruptured aneurysm, remains at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where, the team said, he remains in critical but stable condition.
“He’s a fighter, and he’s in the fight of his life right now,’’ Chicago White Sox vice president Ken Williams told USA Today. “They had to do another surgery, cracking his skull open, and putting a clamp on it. My God, this certainly shows the fragility of life and how we take every day for granted. And it can change in a heartbeat. Literally.”
“By the time they got to the clubhouse, he was already in an ambulance heading to the hospital,” Williams said. “Can you imagine what they went through, and are still going through?’’
The team has released no additional status updates on Farquhar’s treatment at the request of his family.
“Let the medical staff do what they can do and then at the appropriate time, everybody will let us know when it’s okay to go ahead and reach out and go see him,” Manager Rick Renteria told the Tribune.
Meanwhile, his teammates await for his return in good health.
“Besides him being a great teammate and part of this brotherhood, I have to be respectful of his family,” pitcher Carson Fulmer told the Tribune. “He’s a brother, he’s one of our teammates and we’re all here for him and his family.”