Joe Cowley reports from his car that Paul Konerko merely suffered a slight sprain to the right knee and could play as soon as Friday. Looked pretty bad Tuesday night.
A few friends and I were sitting in the right-field stands Tuesday and everyone thought Konerko had just suffered a season-ending ACL injury. With the way things have been going injury-wise for the South Siders, there didn't seem to be any other conclusion to draw.
It's good to hear the injury isn't that serious. Konerko's been salvaging a disappointing season lately, and the Sox can't afford another loss.
By the way, really disappointed with the crowds on the South Side lately. Something like 26,000 Sunday for a game between first-place teams. I know school is back in session, but that was an afternoon game. There were 28K or so last night, but the buzz just isn't there.
A lead-off home run might have had something to do with it, but this is a playoff push.
The loudest guy in our section was wearing a Twins hat. That final series in the Minn. is going to be interesting.