Paul Konerko is a tough, tough baseball player.
Two years ago, he was hit in the face by a pitch from Twins starter Carl Pavano. The White Sox' first baseman stayed in the game and later homered.
This season, Konerko was hit in the face again, this time by Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. He missed two games.
Konerko also has a bone chip floating around in his left wrist. When it gets jammed in the joint and affects his swing, he usually just works it out and keeps on playing.
It takes a lot to keep Konerko off the field, so you know the Sox' captain isn't feeling too great after it was just announced he's been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.
Konerko was hit on the right side of the head by Jarrod Dyson's elbow during a play at first base Tuesday night in the White Sox-Royals game.
He stayed in the game, but wasn't feeling too good Wednesday and didn't play. Thursday's day off apparently didn't help either.
Konerko was not available for comment before tonight's game against the A's at U.S. Cellular Field.
He'll be eligible to return from the DL next Friday at Kansas City.
The Sox are playing a man short tonight, and they'll make a corresponding roster move before Saturday night's game vs. Oakland.
It makes sense to call up Dan Johnson from Class AAA Charlotte considering he's a natural first baseman, leads the International League with 25 home runs and 87 walks and ranks second with 73 RBI.
Here are tonight's lineups, sans Konerko:
1. Alejandro De Aza - CF
2. Kevin Youkilis - 3B
3. Adam Dunn - 1B
4. Alex Rios - RF
5. A.J. Pierzynski - C
6. Alexei Ramirez - SS
7. Dayan Viciedo - DH
8. Jordan Danks - LF
9. Gordon Beckham - 2B
SP: Gavin Floyd - RHP
1. Coco Crisp - CF
2. Jemile Weeks - 2B
3. Josh Reddick - RF
4. Yoenis Cespedes - LF
5. Chris Carter - 1B
6. Brandon Moss - DH
7. Brandon Inge - 3B
8. Derrick Norris - C
9. Cliff Pennington - SS
SP: Brandon McCarthy - RHP