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Jones has slight tear in right knee

Posted on: May 15, 2011 5:53 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2011 10:27 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Chipper Jones was a last-minute scratch from the Braves' lineup Sunday against the Phillies with a right knee injury. After the Braves went out and beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies, news came out that an MRI revealed a slight tear in Jones' right knee meniscus. He's had an injection, but if the knee doesn't improve, Jones faces arthroscopic surgery and a two to three week absence from the lineup.

Jones, 39, decided against retirement after last season -- when a torn ACL in his left knee cut his season short -- and has been swinging the bat well so far in 2011. He's hitting .275 with four home runs, 27 RBI, 18 runs and an NL-best 13 doubles. His .831 OPS would be the highest mark for Jones since 2008.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:21 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

Hey all. I actually determine some in the other writes we want to say thank you for that educational copy.



Since: Jul 21, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

ghaprmoney = idiot, one guy going on the DL for a few weeks in the season does not equate the failure of a team to win a championship. Actually 1 championship in 15 years isnt so bad, only 3 teams since the strike have won more than one championship in 15 years. Better than 1 championship in almost 25 years for the mets 



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

I shouldn't say this as a Philie fan.  But, I love this guy.  A great player and a class act from day one.  In my book, he's a first ballot hall of famer.  I just wish he would retire already so he'd stop knocking around our pitchers.



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

Chipper is hurt.  In other breaking news, it has been discovered that water is wet.



Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

Is anyone surprised? That is Chipper...less than 162 games per year player...he has stats but one championship...maybe if he wasn't hurt so much, the Braves could have one more than one championship 15 years...one



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

A 'slight' meniscus tear isn't surprising, nor necessarily scary in of itself as compensating directly lead to the right knee injury. The best news in all of this is his repaired left knee seems to be doing fine. Hopefully, it's just a 3-4 week thing at most.



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

Lousy bloated reason to try to pad his stats for a run at Cooperstown.  What a leaky snitch. Chipper is trying to make the avg fan decide again, is he a swinger or in his last season, did he come up short of selection. I opine he is decidedly short. 



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

Note to Auburnislaughing.  All the off season workouts do not prevent injuries.  Think Bo Jackson.  Always sad to see great players get injured.





Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

I hope it is not a bad tear in your knee, Chipper.  Keep it strong and thanks for the great season so far.  Speaking as a guy with two ACL tears, I understand how hard it is to keep the knee strong.



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Jones has slight tear in right knee

He has played very well for the Braves this year and his loss means Prado will have to go back to 3rd and Hinski to LF.  Could be costly especially in the field as Hinski is no Prado in LF and Martin is probably very rusty at 3rd.

Don't think the off season workout would help prevent a torn miniscus.


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