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White Sox closer Hendriks says he has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Liam Hendriks
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jan 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-08 20:38:34-05

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks says he has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hendriks announced Sunday on Instagram that he was diagnosed in recent days.

The three-time All-Star was scheduled to begin treatment on Monday. Hendriks says he is “confident” he will “make a full recovery and be back on the mound as soon as possible.”

The five-year survival rate for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is 73.8%, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some forms are aggressive while others are slow growing.

General manager Rick Hahn says in a statement the White Sox don’t expect to have an update on Hendriks’ status prior to Opening Day.

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