CHICAGO (AP) - White Sox slugger Paul Konerko remains sidelined because of pain in the lower right side of his back.
Konerko had six painkilling injections on Friday after undergoing an MRI the previous day but was not available for the doubleheader against Cleveland. He's feeling ``a little better'' and hopes to be ready to play by the end of the weekend.
He plans to take swings Saturday and figures he'll know then whether he needs to go on the disabled list.
Konerko played against Kansas City last Sunday and could barely stand the following morning. He felt ``a little improvement'' on Thursday and more on Friday but was not ready to play.
He said the MRI showed ``some degeneration in one of the disks'' but nothing unusual for an athlete.

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