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.