Paul Konerko Injury: White Sox 1B Will Not Travel To Toronto With Team

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will not travel with the team to Toronto after being diagnosed with a concussion on Wednesday, as Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports. The team is heading north after Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics, but Konerko will be sticking in Chicago to recover from the head injury.

According to Levine, the White Sox said on Sunday that there's been slight improvement in Konerko's condition since he caught an elbow to the head on Tuesday night. The first baseman has been on MLB's special seven-day concussion list since Friday.

There's no way to treat the concussion other than rest, so Konerko is simply taking some time off before a complete examination is done on Monday. If doctors believe he's good to go, he'll begin baseball activities again on Tuesday with an eye on returning to the team on Friday against the Kansas City Royals.

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