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Liam Hendriks undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Get well soon! We love you!

Liam Hendriks of the Chicago White Sox celebrates the third out during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 9, 2023.
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The Chicago White Sox announced late Wednesday afternoon that star closer Liam Hendriks underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow:

Hendriks had been on the injured list since late June with right elbow inflammation, after making his emotional return to the diamond after a five-month battle with cancer. This latest news comes as a bit of a shock and a surprise, as initial reports seemed to indicate the sidelining was more precautionary after his hard fight back to the active roster.

Hendriks, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last December, announced it publicly on his Instagram last January.

He made his emotional return to the South Side on May 29:

If this was the last great moment of his White Sox career, what a moment it was. With a 12-14 month recovery timeline, Liam’s career with the White Sox might effectively be over. It’s another gut punch for fans in this miserable season.

Heal soon Liam. We love you!

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