Well, this is encouraging news regarding former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun pitcher Danny Farquhar.

Currently a member of the Chicago White Sox, Farquhar is reportedly talking to family, following surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured brain aneurysm.

CBS News is reporting that Farquhar has use of his extremities, and is responding to questions from doctors.

This is great news! Very encouraging!.

Still, this a very serious matter, and should be treated as such.

Farquhar, who remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few weeks.

The 31-year old Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night's game against the Houston Astros.

Tests revealed a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm, for which Farquhar had surgery on Saturday.

On Monday, we had a story after the White Sox released a statement stating that Farquhar was "progressing well."

A starter and reliever for the Cajuns from 2006-08, Farquhar compiled a 15-10 record with eleven saves, while striking out 253 batters in 226 career innings.

A native of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Farquhar was drafted in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, after his college days with UL.

In parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, with the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and White Sox, Farquhar has appeared in 253 games, all as a reliever, going 7-14 with 18 saves and a 3.93 ERA.

Please continue to keep Danny, along with his family, in your thoughts and prayers.