Konerko cleared for physical activity

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has cleared a battery of post-concussion tests and will resume physical activity on Tuesday.

Konerko did not accompany the AL Central leaders to Toronto for a series that opened Monday night.

Konerko was placed on the 7-day disabled list last Friday, three days after being accidentally elbowed in the head by Kansas City’s Jarrod Dyson during a close play.

Manager Robin Ventura said Konerko checked out fine after a thorough concussion-related exam at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Ventura said Konerko will likely ride an exercise bike and play catch Tuesday. If he’s OK, he would move on to hitting, running and fielding grounders.

Konerko is batting .316 with 18 homers and 54 RBIs. He can return Aug. 17 at Kansas City.