Fall 2021 SS Magazine

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar released from hospital

Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar has been released from the hospital, according to a team statement.

Farquhar has been hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during a home game on April 20. He was discharged from RUSH University Medical Center Monday afternoon and is resting at home with his family.

Dr. Demetrius Lopes, Farquhar’s neurosurgeon, expects Danny to be able to pitch again in the future, but Dr. Lopes will not medically release Farquhar to pitch in a competitive game during the 2018 season in order to allow him to fully recover from the brain hemorrhage.

Farquhar, 31, came in for relief in the sixth inning of the April 20 game against the Houston Astros, throwing 15 pitches. In the bottom of the inning, he lost consciousness in the dugout. White Sox medical staff and EMTs came and took him inside the team clubhouse. He regained consciousness and was taken to Rush University Medical Center for testing. At one point, Farquhar was in critical condition in the hospital.

“It crushes us in this clubhouse,” starter James Shields told the Chicago Times at the time. “Nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens. When you see one of your brothers go down like that it’s not very fun to watch. He’s such a resilient human being and we’re praying for him and hope everything goes well. All that matters is family and life. He’s a brother of ours and a great teammate.”

Please continue to pray for the health of Danny Farquhar.

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