Friday’s Astros-White Sox game took a suddenly tragic turn in the sixth inning when Chicago reliever Danny Farquhar vomited and collapsed in the dugout. He was rushed to a local hospital, where tests confirmed that he’d suffered a brain hemorrhage and was in stable but critical condition. A few days later, Farquhar’s condition has not changed.
The Sox did not provide any news on Farquhar on Sunday, but a source told the Tribune that Farquhar underwent a medical procedure Saturday night to relieve swelling in the brain. Farquhar is under the care of Dr. Demetrius Lopes and the Rush neurosurgical team.
Danny Farquhar remained in the neurosurgical ICU at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago said White Sox vice president Ken Williams.
"He's a fighter, and he's in the fight of his life right now,'' Williams said. "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."
"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," Williams said. "Can you imagine what they went through, and are still going through?''
Farquhar's longtime agent, Sohail Shahpar, told the paper Farquhar's family remained by his side Sunday in the hospital's cardiac care unit.
Farquhar was selected by Toronto in the 10th round of the 2008 draft and made his major league debut with the Blue Jays in 2011. The right-hander is 10-15 with a 3.93 ERA in 253 career relief appearances with Toronto, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Chicago.