Paul Konerko surgery update

CHICAGO – Paul Konerko underwent successful surgery this morning at RUSH University Medical Center to remove a loose body from his left wrist.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Mark Cohen, White Sox hand and wrist specialist, with assistance from Dr. John Fernandez and Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph of Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH.

Konerko, 36, was released from the hospital and will return tomorrow to his offseason home in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Sutures will be removed from his wrist in 7-10 days, and he then will undergo a follow up examination by a White Sox hand and wrist specialist in Glendale, Ariz.  Konerko is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of spring training.

Konerko batted .298 (159-533) with 26 home runs and 76 RBI in 144 games this season, his 14th season with the White Sox.  He hit 25-plus home runs for the 10th time in his career and 20 or more for the 13th time, extending his franchise record.  Konerko needs one hit to tie Frank Thomas for third place in franchise history with 2,136.