Recommendation: "It is something I need to take care of," said Konerko, who has had the fragment in his hand since 2009. "I don't feel it has impacted anything I've done this year. It is just time to get it out of the way." The expected recovery time after the procedure is four-to-six weeks, so it shouldn't effect Konerko's availability for the start of next season.
Update: Konerko will have surgery to remove a floating bone fragment from his hand after this season, ESPNChicago.com reports.