On Wednesday, Major League Baseball received some unfortunate news.
“Pitcher Liam Hendricks, 34, underwent Tommy John surgery to repair ligaments in his elbow,” the Chicago White Sox announced on their official social media accounts on Wednesday. Hendricks is expected to be out 12-14 months. Depending on the rehabilitation process, he could return as early as the end of next season or as late as 2025.
Hendricks is the team’s patron saint. Since joining the team as a free agent in 2021, he has recorded 76 saves in 127 games over three years. 스포츠토토
The news of Hendricks’ surgery is sad for another reason. The news of Hendricks’ surgery is sad for another reason: he just returned to the team after beating blood cancer. Hendricks was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in January of this year. At the time, many fans around the league were rooting for Hendricks to return to the mound in good health, and they were right. Hendricks recovered quickly.
On May 30, Hendricks made his comeback at home against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. His return after 238 days was warmly welcomed by the Angels’ fans at home and away.
Shortly afterward, Hendricks faced another setback. On June 10 against the Miami Marlins, he was sidelined again. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list (IL) with right elbow inflammation and showed no signs of returning, until the news of Tommy John surgery broke nearly two months later.
Gregory Santos, who took over as the interim closer in Hendricks’ absence, told MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “He told me whatever I needed (as a closer), and I’m going to take him at his word. If there’s anything I need, I’ll definitely ask him,” he said, thanking Hendricks and wishing him a speedy return.
Fans are once again showing their support for Hendricks. The White Sox’ official social media accounts were filled with heartfelt wishes for his recovery.