Pitcher in critical condition after suffering brain aneurysm during Friday's game
Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is in critical condition at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago.
Farquhar collapsed after throwing 15 pitches in the sixth inning of Friday night’s game against the Houston Astros.
Tests have revealed that the 31-year-old pitcher suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, which led to a brain hemorrhage, according to the White Sox Twitter account.
In a statement on Twitter, the team said Farquhar is stable, but still in critical condition, and is being watched closely by the neurosurgical team.
The White Sox moved him to the 10-day disabled list.
Farquhar collapsed in the dugout between innings and was treated by paramedics at the stadium. He was carried unconscious away from the dugout.
He was conscious when he arrived at the hospital.
The White Sox went on to lose to the Astros, 10 to 1.
Teams from across Major League Baseball are contacting the White Sox and sending their thoughts and prayers to Danny Farquhar, his wife and their three children.
Farquhar, 31, is in his seventh season in the majors. He has played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and now the White Sox.
The White Sox and the Astros will face off again on Saturday night. The team said its members are playing with heavy hearts, but they are playing for Farquhar.
The players have written his initials and jersey number (D.F. 43) on their caps for tonight's game.