Originally written October 01, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will undergo offseason surgery to remove a floating bone fragment from his left hand, reports Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com:

"It is something I need to take care of," Konerko said. "I don't feel it has impacted anything I've done this year. It is just time to get it out of the way."

The procedure will remove the particle, which has been floating between his hand and left wrist area, according to Levine.  Konerko said he’s had the fragment in his hand since 2009.  The recovery time for the procedure is estimated to be four to six weeks, meaning the slugger will be able to make a full recovery prior to next spring training.
Konerko has turned in another productive season for the White Sox, though his numbers dropped off a bit since his hot start.  After hitting a ridiculous .381/.455/.642 through the month of May, the 36-year-old is now sitting with a still impressive line of .297/369/.482 with 22 doubles and 25 home runs.
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