Sad news was delivered to the major leagues on the 3rd (Korean time).

On the 3rd, the Chicago White Sox announced on the club’s official SNS that “Pitcher Liam Hendricks (34) underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction surgery).” Hendricks is expected to take 12 to 14 months to return. Depending on his rehabilitation process, it is likely to return at the end of next season or the 2025 season at the earliest.안전놀이터

Hendricks is the team’s guardian spirit. In the 2021 season, he recorded 76 saves in 127 games for three years after signing a free agent (FA) contract and joining the team.

There is another reason why the news of Hendricks’ surgery is sad. This is because it was not long after he returned to the team after recovering from blood cancer. Hendricks was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in January of this year and started fighting the disease. At the time, many fans supporting the major leagues generously supported Hendricks so that he could return to the mound in good health. And did that voice reach you? Hendricks quickly recovered his health.

On May 30, Hendricks made his comeback in a home game against the Los Angeles Angels. With his return after 238 days, not only the home fans at the time, but also the Angels fans who visited the away stadium warmly welcomed Hendricks.

The joy was short-lived, but Hendricks faced another bad news. After playing against the Miami Marlins on June 10, I will be away again. He was placed on the 15-day injured list (IL) with inflammation in his right elbow, which showed no signs of returning over time. And on this day, about two months later, the news of the Tommy John surgery was announced.

Gregory Santos, who took over as interim closer due to Hendricks’ departure, said in an interview with, the official website of the major leagues, “Hendricks (as a closer) told me anything I needed.” If I need anything, I will definitely ask him.” He expressed his gratitude to Hendricks and hoped for a quick return.

Fans are also cheering for Hendricks once again. The official White Sox social media was full of fans’ sincere wishes for his recovery.

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