Healed or not, Paul Konerko plans to return from hand injury
Last week White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko insisted he’d play again despite a fractured bone in his left hand that threatened to end his 18th and final season early, and sure enough now he’s making plans for a late-season comeback.
According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com “the worst-case scenario continues to be Konerko playing at some point during the final four home games of the season against the Royals.”
Of course, in reality “the worst-case scenario” probably involves Konerko not being able to play again at all, although I suppose he could always go out there with an unhealed injury just to finish his career on the field. Or as he put it:
Konerko has yet to take any swings or do any baseball-related activities, so it’s tough to gauge his progress beyond his being insistent on returning.