Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar has been able to go on light walks and remains in stable condition in intensive care after suffering a brain aneurysm last weekend, manager Rick Renteria said.
Farquhar underwent surgery Saturday, a day after suffering what the team announced as a brain hemorrhage stemming from a ruptured aneurysm.
“He is progressing positively, and everyone is very thankful for that,” Renteria said Thursday. “It’s all still guarded and very delicate, but we’re happy to report that it’s moving in a positive direction.”
“It’s a small world, but in this small world, we’re fortunate to live at this very comfortable level, and there is a lot of the world that doesn’t,” she said. “It’s a small world, and you notice that when you travel a lot. There’s a pretty high demand of people needing help.
“It definitely showed me that, and it definitely sparked some additional [ideas for] trips and charitable efforts in the future.”
Now it’s back to racing work for a couple of days as she prepares for her final race. In November, Patrick announced that she would compete in the 2018 Daytona 500 and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 to complete her racing career.
She has focused much of her time on her businesses outside the race car, including a winery, a diet-and-fitness book and a clothing line. But the next four weeks likely will be intense as she makes one last effort to win the Indianapolis 500. She will sport the familiar green colors of GoDaddy and hopes most things will seem familiar as she steps into the Ed Carpenter Racing car.
The Ravens’ interest in Bryant dates back to the 2010 draft, when it appeared they were going to have a shot at selecting him with the No. 25 overall pick. But the Cowboys traded three spots up and chose Bryant just ahead of Baltimore.
After Bryant turned down the offer, the Ravens signed receiver Willie Snead.
The Cowboys released Bryant on April 13. He played eight seasons in Dallas and finished his time with the Cowboys with a team-record 73 touchdown receptions to go with 531 catches for 7,459 yards in 113 games.
Bryant amassed more than 1,000 yards receiving, with double-digit touchdowns, for three straight seasons from 2012 to 2014. But his production slipped after signing a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015. He did not record a 1,000-yard season over the next three years and was slowed by foot and knee injuries. He played in every game last season and had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns.
Bryant was set to make $12.5 million this season. He has said about his exit from Dallas that he “should’ve been better at controlling my emotions” and that he “should’ve been a better professional,” but added that football is “the love of my life.”