Konerko (concussion) won’t start road trip

Chicago White Sox star Paul Konerko, on the seven-day disabled

list with a concussion, is taking it easy this weekend and then

will be re-evaluated by doctors.

Konerko will have to pass certain tests and then be cleared by

an MLB medical director.

The 36-year-old Konerko has been feeling concussion symptoms

since Tuesday when he was elbowed in the head by Kansas City’s

Jarrod Dyson during a close play at first. Konerko, who is hitting

.316 with 18 home runs, will be eligible to return on Aug. 17

Chicago manager Robin Ventura said it’s possible Konerko, who

had trouble sleeping right after the injury, could be out for more

than a week and won’t immediately travel with the team when it

begins a series in Toronto next week.