Closer to the Chicago White Sox’s All-Star, Liam Hendriks on Sunday announced some tough news.
Hendriks To share via Instagram that he was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodkin Lymphoma. He will begin treatment on Monday.
“As a professional athlete, I am always interested in trying to use my position in the public eye for the most positive purposes possible by shedding light on causes or issues that are close to my heart. my family, my wife and my family. In that spirit, I wanted to share some of the personal health news I’ve learned over the past few days and do so on my own terms,” Hendriks said.
“I was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Hearing the word “Cancer” comes as a shock to me and my wife, as well as to millions of families each year. However, I am determined to take up the fight and overcome this new challenge with the same determination I used in the face of other obstacles in my life.
“My treatment starts tomorrow, and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and return to the ring as soon as possible. I know with the support of my wife, family, teammates and the Chicago White Sox, along with the treatment and care of my doctors, I will get through this.”
Hendriks, 33, is entering his third season with the White Sox. He raised his game and made it all the way to three All-Star teams.
Last season, Hendriks led 4-4 with a 2.81 ERA and 37 saves with 85 hits in 57.2 innings. He led the AL last year with 38 saves.