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Konerko has surgery on wrist

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will return home to Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday after having surgery at RUSH University Medical Center to remove a loose body from his left wrist on Thursday morning.

Mark Cohen, the Sox’ hand and wrist specialist, performed the procedure with assistance from John Fernandez and Charles Bush-Joseph of Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH.

Konerko, 36, will have sutures removed from his wrist in 7-10 days and a follow-up examination by a team specialist in Glendale, Ariz. Konerko, who made the decision in June to have the procedure done after the season, is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of spring training.

Konerko batted .298 with 26 home runs and 76 RBI in 144 games in his 14th season with the Sox.