Patience the prescription for Konerko

SHARE Patience the prescription for Konerko

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.”

The Latest
“Lost and Found” will be presented at Gallery 6 in Logan Square on Thursday.
Robert Crimo III, accused of killing seven and wounding dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in 2022, asked a Lake County judge to allow him to continue without the aid of his assistant public defenders and invoked his right to a speedy trial.
UCLA, North Carolina State, Iowa and Texas followed the Gamecocks in the Top 25.
Jimmy Jeffries shot his personal-best buck in the second part of Illinois’ firearm deer season.
The 59-year-old Granato posted on X that he will begin treatment this week.