“I just took an anti-inflammatory that I had never taken before; it's a very common thing,” said Konerko, who has been dealing with a back issue the last two months. “I had just never taken that kind before. I thought I'd give it a shot, see how it would work. I'm the one who asked for it. I was taking something else. It just did not agree with me well.
“That'll be the end of that; it was a one-shot thing. Of all days [in the major leagues[ I won't forget yesterday probably all of my career.”
Konerko participated in batting practice on Thursday, but was out of sorts for about a three-hour stretch that he spent in the trainer’s room, sleeping off the medication. He said he was in uniform and on the bench in the 11th inning and could have pinch hit if needed.
“There's guys out there that take two of those a day and [it doesn't] affect them at all,” Konerko said. “It just didn't agree with me so I won't take that one again.”
Here is the White Sox lineup against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez:
Alejandro De Aza, CF
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Paul Konerko, 1B
Adam Dunn, DH
Avisail Garcia, RF
Jeff Keppinger, 3B
Dayan Viciedo, LF
Josh Phegley, C
Left-hander Chris Sale is on the mound.