Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko rubs his head after being elbowed by Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson (not pictured) at U.S. Cellular Field. Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE
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9 months ago Update 0 comments
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was accidentally elbowed in the head by the Royals’ Jarrod Dyson 10 days ago. He’s been gradually getting back into baseball activities after being placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. According to a press release from the team, he’ll be back and available Friday:
Prior to tonight’s game at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox placed infielder Orlando Hudson on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to August 16) with a contusion of the first metatarsal joint in his left foot, placed left-handed pitcher Leyson Septimo on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to August 14) with left biceps inflammation, reinstated first baseman Paul Konerko from the seven-day disabled list and recalled left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago from Class AAA Charlotte.
Wednesday night in Toronto, Hudson fouled a ball off the top of his foot, and it took him a while just to stand up. The other move will bolster the White Sox’ bullpen.
10 months ago Update 0 comments
Paul Konerko will undergo a thorough concussion-related examination Monday, the Chicago White Sox have announced. The first baseman was involved in a seemingly minor collision with Jarrod Dyson of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Dyson's elbow struck Konerko in the head, and subsequently Konerko landed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
If the exam goes well, Konerko could resume baseball activities with the team on Tuesday. He will be eligible to return off the DL Friday while the team is in Kansas City.
"He felt a little better yesterday, but he hasn't done any activity. Exert himself," manager Robin Ventura said. "Running, workout, that's really the next step. Once he feels he's able to start doing things, running around and maybe swinging a bat. Most of the symptoms go away, and then you try to get some activity in and see where it goes."