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Danny Farquhar to remain in hospital for three weeks

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 22: Hector Santiago #53 of the Chicago White Sox hugs Chris Volstad #66 of the Chicago White Sox as he carries the Jersey of Danny Farquhar #43 of the Chicago White Sox to the bullpen before the game against the Houston Astros on April 22, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago,Illinois. Farquhar was taken to the hospital after passing out in the dugout in a game on Friday. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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As you no doubt heard, White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar was rushed to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage on Friday. He underwent brain surgery Saturday night to relieve swelling and remained in the ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as of yesterday. He’s in critical, but stable condition.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Farquhar is expected to remain in the hospital for at least the next three weeks. His family is by his side and Nightengale describes them as “shaken, but cautiously optimistic.”

Nightengale notes that former big leaguers John Olerud and Kent Mercker suffered hemorrhages, Olerud as a college player, Mercker while a big leaguer, and each continued to play. It’s obviously far too early to know whether Farquhar will ever play again and that’s not the most important thing to him right now, of course.

On Saturday and Sunday the White Sox hung his jersey up in the bullpen and many wrote his number and initials on their caps.

Best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery.

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