White Sox slugger Adam Dunn went 0-4 in the team's extra inning 7-6 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
But he felt even worse after the game. Turns out his appenix burst sometime on Sunday.
Dunn, who said Wednesday that he's "felt better," told NBCChicago that he started feeling stabbing pains in his abdomen Sunday night, and told the team about it. But the slugger played through the pain until it became too much.
After Tuesday's game, Dunn had Sox head trainer Herm Schneider drive him to a Kansas City emergency room where he emergency appendectomy.
Doctors recommended he sit out for up to five days, including Thursday's home opener at U.S. Cellular Field. But Dunn wants to come back sooner.
"Don't rule me out for the home opener," he said.
Dunn is hitting .286 in four games with the White Sox, with a .474 on-base percentage and a .571 slugging percentage.
The Sox wrap up their series in Kansas City Wednesday afternoon with a 2-2 record to start the season. The White Sox confirm Dunn will travel home with the team Wednesday night.