Chicago White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks says he has been recognized with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, the 33-year-old expressed his dedication to combat the illness – a cancer of the lymphatic system.
“As knowledgeable athlete, I’ve at all times been conscious to try to use my place within the public eye to probably the most constructive ends doable by shining a lightweight on causes or points that contact near residence for myself, my spouse, and my household,” Hendriks stated.
“Listening to the phrase “Most cancers” got here as a shock to my spouse and I, because it does to thousands and thousands of households every year. Nonetheless, I’m resolved to embrace the combat and overcome this new problem with the identical dedication I’ve used when going through different obstacles in my life,” he stated.
Hendriks stated his remedy will begin on Monday and that he’s “assured” in making a full restoration.
The White Sox shared their assist for the Australian pitcher.
“Our ideas and reactions at the moment are for Liam the individual, not Liam the baseball participant,” White Sox common supervisor Rick Hahn said in a statement.
“I do know your complete Chicago White Sox group, our employees, his teammates, and definitely White Sox followers, will rally in assist of Liam and Kristi throughout the coming months.
“Figuring out everybody concerned, particularly Liam, we’re optimistic he’ll pitch once more for the White Sox as quickly as viable. Within the meantime, all of us will do all the things in our energy to assist our teammate and his household as they face this problem, whereas additionally respecting their privateness,” Hahn stated.
Hendriks has performed for the Minnesota Twins, Kansas Metropolis Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics in addition to the White Sox in 12 seasons. He has a profession 3.81 ERA, 724 strikeouts, and 115 saves.