White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during Friday night's game against the Astros. Farquhar, who remains in critical condition at RUSH University Medical Center, has use of his extremities, is responding appropriately to questions and commands and is speaking to doctors and his family.
"It's certainly a heavy heart type of day when one of your teammates is dealing with that, and certainly as a baseball family we all understand it", Hinch said.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Farquhar is expected to remain in the hospital for at least the next three weeks. And it can change in a heartbeat.
He had suffered a brain aneurysm and required multiple risky surgeries to lessen the swelling around his brain.
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.
Farquhar's wife and mother were both at the game Friday, Williams said. He's in critical, but stable condition. The agent continued by saying as a player you undergo Tommy John surgeries, or have problems with knees or shoulders or being hit by a line drive in the body but this is hard to imagine happening. "And prayers are more necessary than talk".
"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. I'm praying for him and hoping for nothing but the best.
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What makes the situation all the more upsetting is how loved Farquhar is by his family, friends and teammates, a result of the type of person he is.