During last night's White Sox-Astros game, Chicago pitcher Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout. He was taken to a local hospital, where it was discovered that he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Today, the White Sox released an update on Danny Farquhar's status.
Farquhar was in the dugout in the sixth inning, when he collapsed. The 31 year old reliever had appeared in the top half of the inning. He recorded two outs, and surrendered two hits, including a home run.
Video shows the scene from the dugout, as it was aired on NBC Sports Chicago. From last night's game:
The White Sox put out a release on Danny Farquhar's status.
The pitcher is in critical condition. From the White Sox:
"Tests have revealed that Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of last night's game, and additional overnight testing at RUSH University Medical Center revealed that a ruptured aneurysm cause the brain bleed. Currently stable but in critical condition in the neurosurgical ICU unit at monitoring by Dr. Demetrius Lopez and the neurosurgical team. 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. Thank you."
After the game, the White Sox announced that he had regained consciousness. It is unclear at this time how long he will be out, as he continues to receive treatment at the ICU.
Farquhar has appeared in eight games for the White Sox this season. The 31 year old is in his sixth year in the big leagues.
Last season was his first in Chicago. He previously spent time with the Blue Jays, Mariners, and Rays.
Of course, the most important thing that he is okay. We'll have more as his status is updated.