Manager Robin Ventura said that it was a "tough list to get on," but yet White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko happened to find his way on it. The Sox announced before the 4-3 win over Oakland on Friday, that their team captain was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.

"He seems fine, but again in talking to him and how he plays is two different things," Ventura described of the injury to his first baseman. "It's not as bad as it was the other day. He's making progress, but still didn't check out.

"As far as being nauseated and that kind of stuff, it's not as bad as it was, but he feels it. He does have all the symptoms you would expect from a concussion."

The seven-day disabled list was added in March of 2011, Nike Air Max Shoes as both the owners and union saw the need for players with concussions to have less time on the shelf than the 15-day disabled list. Because teams were reluctant to put players on the 15-day DL for concussion-like symptoms and risk losing that player a week longer than need be, that helped push the rule change through.

Konerko was hit in the right temple area by the Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson during the seventh inning Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. Dyson's left elbow made contact as Konerko received a throw from second baseman Gordon Beckham, who had made a diving stop of Dyson's grounder.

Ventura and trainer Herm Schneider came out to check Konerko, who remained in the game. He batted during the eighth inning and struck out. But then the symptoms started to get worse.

Ventura said Konerko didn't sleep well Tuesday night and appeared somewhat woozy when he arrived at the ballpark Wednesday. He missed the 2-1 loss to the Royals and was not in the dugout during the game.

"Right when it happened, he said it felt fine and didn't think too much of it," Ventura said. "But when he came back the next day, it was worse. It's not easy to get on this list. It has to be all the signs of a concussion and he has those."

The concern for the Sox now is to make sure that without Konerko -- a leader both in the clubhouse and one of their better offensive players -- the rest of the team doesn't get flat. They looked flat in the Wednesday loss to Kansas City.

"Obviously we're going to miss him," second baseman Gordon Beckham said of the loss of Konerko. "He's the team captain and such a good leader, but we've played games without him this season. We just have to push forward, and we know he'll be back soon."

They pushed forward on Friday, as Jordan Danks played hero and hit the walk-off homer in the ninth inning.

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