Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and will begin treatment on Monday.
"Recently I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Hearing the word "Cancer" came as a shock to my wife and I, as it does to millions of families each year. However, I am resolved to embrace the fight and overcome this new challenge with the same determination I have used when facing other obstacles in my life," he wrote in an Instagram post.
"My treatment begins tomorrow, and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and be back on the mound as soon as possible. I know with the support of my wife, my family, my teammate and the Chicago White Sox organization, along with the treatment and care from my doctors, I will get through this."