Patience the prescription for Konerko

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Paul Konerko will undergo what is described as “a thorough concussion-related exam” Monday at Rush University Medical Center, the White Sox said Sunday.

If results are positive, he will resume baseball-related activities on Tuesday with the hope of rejoining the team in Kansas City on Friday.

The Sox leave Sunday night for a four-game series in Toronto and then play Kansas City starting Friday.

Manager Robin Ventura said Konerko was improving but the uncertain nature of concussions make it difficult to predict his recovery time.

“He’s progressing. It just has to run its course,” Ventura said. “There’s no treatment. He has to wait for [symptoms] to subside before he can exert himself.”

Konerko, who is on the seven-day disabled list instituted specifically for concussion injuries, must be cleared by team doctors and by medical staff with Major League Baseball before he can be reinstated.

“It’s not easy to get on the [seven-day] list and off it,” Ventura said. “We have a lot more information about it now and can take care of it.”

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