White Sox nearer Liam Hendriks introduced Wednesday morning on Instagram that he’s completed his rounds of chemotherapy. The suitable-hander posted a quick video of himself ringing a hospital victory bell to a spherical of cheers, accompanied by a prolonged submit.
“5 months in the past my life modified ceaselessly,” Hendriks wrote. “You by no means assume you’ll be the one who hears ’you’ve gotten most cancers’ however there I used to be … in shock and worry not realizing what comes subsequent. I began remedy after so many life-altering appointments on January 9, 2023. Each 28 days, I might have one other spherical. Each 28 days, I bought nearer to the PET scan that might dictate what number of extra rounds there can be. Each 28 days, I bought nearer to this second.
These previous 5 months have been each the quickest and slowest of my life. Having the ability to ring this victory bell has been some of the emotional issues I’ve ever accomplished. I can not thank my group of medical doctors and nurses sufficient for developing with the very best medical plan for me. No phrases can categorical the gratitude I’ve for them saving my life.”
Hendriks goes on to thank his spouse for her assist, in addition to expressing gratitude to the remainder of his household, buddies and followers.
It’s clearly a welcome and heartwarming growth. The White Sox introduced on Jan. 8 that Hendriks would start remedy after being recognized with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The group has understandably been reluctant to expose a lot concerning the restoration, although basic supervisor Rick Hahn supplied cause for optimism final week when he instructed reporters Hendriks was responding effectively to remedy (relayed by Daryl Van Shouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times).
Chicago avoided inserting the All-Star on the 60-day injured record, no less than leaving open the likelihood he might be again on an MLB mound by Could.
The membership hasn’t supplied additional specifics about Hendriks’ potential return to recreation motion. The pitcher’s well being has after all taken priority all through the previous few months, although Hendriks teased he’d “see (White Sox followers) on the South Facet quickly” in a video message launched by the group earlier this week.
MLBTR joins numerous others all through the sport in congratulating Hendriks on his restoration and wishing him the very best as soon as he’s prepared to start constructing again into recreation form.