Paul Konerko Injury: White Sox First Baseman Leaves Game After Hit In Face With Pitch

Guyism.com shares this clip from the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs game on Friday.

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In the top of the third inning, Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija threw an errant 2-2 breaking ball that ricocheted off 1B Paul Konerko's helmet and into his face. Konerko fell to the ground and Samardzija immediately approached the plate in an apparent apologetic gesture. Konerko left the game with a severe cut on his face and is currently undergoing analysis.

LF Dayan Viciedo entered the game in Konerko's place, heading to left field as 1B Adam Dunn takes over at first.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, with slugger 1B Bryan LaHair batting, SP Philip Humber threw a 91 mph fastball over LaHair's head, eliciting a warning for both teams from home plate umpire Tim Timmons.

For more news and updates from around the MLB, drop by Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer, or dig deeper into the stats at Beyond the Box Score. Also, check out the team blogs Bleed Cubbie Blue and South Side Sox.

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