Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar collapsed in the dugout and had to be taken to the hospital over the weekend. Here’s the latest on his status.
A team official told USA TODAY that the 31-year-old pitcher is “in the fight of his life right now” after undergoing an additional procedure to lessen the pressure in his brain.
On Friday, Farquhar collapsed after he began vomiting in the dugout during the sixth inning of the White Sox game against the Houston Astros. The pitcher was rushed to the hospital in Chicago where it was discovered he had he suffered a ruptured aneurysm in his brain. He underwent a preliminary surgery Saturday night to relieve swelling in his cranium and remained hospitalized in the ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
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“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.
This certainly shows the fragility of life and how we take every day for granted. And it can change in a heartbeat. Literally.
His wife and mother were at the game that night, and by the time they got to the clubhouse, he was already in an ambulance heading to the hospital. Can you imagine what they went through, and are still going through?’’
According to USA Today, Farquhar will remain under the close supervision of neurosurgeons for at least the next few weeks while he remains hospitalized. Farquhar’s wife, Alexandria, and his three children ages seven months to six years will be by his side.
There has been an outpouring of support from the baseball community.
Danny Farquhar. Praying for you so hard. Heart hurts for you & you family.
— Dexter Fowler #25 (@DexterFowler) April 22, 2018
Please continue to pray for our brother. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/kXlD53lkqB
— Nicky Delmonico (@Nicky_Delmonico) April 22, 2018
It remains unknown whether or not Farquhar will be able to play professional baseball again, but considering almost half of those who suffer ruptured brain aneurysms don’t make it – he’s fortunate to be alive.