White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar in Stable Condition After Brain Surgery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2018

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar underwent brain surgery resulting from the aneurysm he suffered Friday night, White Sox vice president Ken Williams announced.

"He's a fighter, and he's in the fight of his life right now," Williams said, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "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."

According to Nightengale, Farquhar underwent a procedure Saturday night and is in critical, but stable condition in an ICU unit in a Chicago-area hospital.

Farquhar faced four batters to get the final two outs of the sixth inning in what proved to be a 10-0 defeat to the Houston Astros on Friday night. Upon returning to the dugout, he collapsed and was transported to a medical facility.

The White Sox announced doctors determined Farquhar's brain hemorrhaged in the middle of the game and subsequently discovered a ruptured aneurysm led to bleeding in his brain.

The White Sox have started hanging Farquhar's jersey in the bullpen in a show of support:

Nightengale reported Farquhar will remain hospitalized for at least three weeks while he undergoes continued examination by neurosurgeons.

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