CONDITION STABLE, BUT CRITICAL. DANNY REMAINS IN NICU.
Greetings sports fans. It’s a sad day indeed for Chicago White Sox fans everywhere as reports come in of the brain hemorrhage suffered Friday night byWhite Sox relief pitcher, Danny Farquhar. I’m sure that I can safely speak for the staff of Vegas Valley News if not then for myself and my own when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his loved ones during this crisis, and as he recovers.
According to a report in USA TODAY,* Danny Farquhar, aged 31 fainted while in the dugout during a game against the Huston Astros. The diagnosis is that he suffered a ruptured aneurysm that caused him to have bleeding in his brain.
Danny faced down four sturdy Astros batsmen in the top of the sixth inning of the game and produced two outs against Houston. But then, just after the end of the inning, Farquhar collapsed in the dugout.
Danny was immediately attended to by Guaranteed Rate Field EMT’s already on the scene before he was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. The White Sox also reported that Danny regained consciousness while he was being transported to the emergency room at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
According to team spokespersons, Danny is stable, but he remains in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Rush University Medical Center. His condition remains listed as critical. The Chicago White Sox, in what seems to be a show of their trust in miracles, placed Farquhar on the 10-day disabled list this morning.
White Sox manager, Rick Renteria said in a statement this morning before their next game with the Houston Astros; “Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his family during this challenging time. We all need to stay positive and be focused on thinking and praying for the best.”
After updating the team on, Danny Farquhar’s condition, Renteria was asked if Danny would be requiring surgery. He replied, “We’ll see how they proceed and hopefully the outcome is a positive one. Danny had a strong heartbeat, a good pulse and was breathing well”
The Chicago White Sox have stated that they will provide the team’s friends, family, and fans with updates on Farquhar’s health as appropriate, but they also asked for those same friends, family, and fans of the team to please respect the need for privacy for Farquhar’s family. Perhaps well-wishers can leave their hopes and prayers for Danny on his Facebook page or on the White Sox page.
After Farquhar had been carried from the field after passing out, Mike Renteria told reporters that nobody on the team saw any type of signs prior to him fainting, that he might be suffering from such a deadly condition.
Danny’s teammates were shocked by the news that their mate had suffered a brain aneurysm.
James Shields, who started Friday’s game said. “Yeah, I mean, it crushes us in this clubhouse, and nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens, you know? He’s definitely stable from what we hear, but he’s got a long way to go and he’s fighting,” he added.
A.J. Hinch, the manager of the Houston Astros said that a few of his players saw it when Danny suddenly collapsed in the dugout across from theirs. “We could see across the way that something was going on,” he said. “As the group went around him, it just became a scary scene. Then this morning getting that update, it’s very scary,”
I have personally seen far more miraculous recoveries from far worse injuries than that so I have every reason to believe because I know that, Danny Farquhar will enjoy a speedy recovery and be back on the mound pitching for the White Sox again in no time flat.
31-year-old Danny Farquhar was chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. Danny then worked his way up through the roster until he made his major league debut with the Blue Jays in 2011. The right-handed relief pitcher has a record of 10-15 with a 3.93 ERA while putting in a total of 253 career relief appearances with Toronto, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Chicago.