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Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:51 am
Edited on: July 9, 2011 1:10 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Chipper JonesThe Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the disabled list, Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. Jones has played with a  torn meniscus in his right knee, but couldn't go any longer.

Jones is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on the knee and miss two to three weeks. He had been taking cortisone shots, but the shot he received on Sunday didn't relieve any pain.

"It's not getting any better," he told Rogers. "It's gradually getting worse. I'm going to have to address it some time."

The 39-year-old Jones had his 2010 cut short when he tore the ACL in his left knee and even contemplated retirement before coming back this season. He's hitting .259/.340/.428 with eight home runs and 46 RBI so far this season, but has seen his production drop since the end of April, when he was hitting .281/.364/.479.

Jones was named to the National League All-Star team, but will miss the game because of the injury.

Atlanta recalled infielder Brandon Hicks from Triple-A to take Jones' roster spot.

If I'm filling out the All-Star team, I take the Cubs' Aramis Ramirez, who is hitting .300/.349/.505 with 15 home runs 50 RBI. Ryan Reynolds of the Diamonbacks and Chase Headley of the Padres are other alternatives, but look for Ramirez to get the nod.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:46 am

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

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Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:37 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

Well this is awful strange.  Mr. Chipper "Play while you are clearly injured" Jones clearly couldn't take his own advice to Jason Heyward.

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:06 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

thank you for the nice comments,Chipper is a class act and as clutch as they come.
Also a future Hall of Famer!! Cheers to a great second half, it should be fun and exciting....
By the Way....Go Falcons

Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 3:58 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

CHIPPER, you will be sorely missed, but good timing with Martin coming back. get your self healed and come back for stretch run and playoffs. GO BRAVESLaughing

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:04 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

Chipper Jones said to the AP that the cortisone shot didn't "take" yesterday and his knee didn't feel right.  Still, the dude was playing with a torn meniscus?  I tore my meniscus playing college football.  It had to be worse than Chipper's injury, but still.  You lose your balance with that kind of injury because your knee locks and buckles while you're walking.  It is a task just to walk with an injury like that, but to bat, field, and run? 

Heal up soon, Chipper.  We need ya!

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 1:42 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

Hopefully this isn't the end for him, seriously.  Even as a Phils fan, I've always liked the way this guy plays the game, despite the fact he has repeatedly frustrated me over the years as one of the better Phillies killers.  Heal up Chipper and hopefully we will see you in the playoffs!

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 1:21 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

**  CHIPPER'S THE MAN !!!   GET IT FIXED & GET BACK FOR STRETCH RUN !!!  Hopefully Prado get back & is Strong ... Need Pitching to hang tough & Offense to Pick up (Heyward, Uggla & Gonzalez)   We'll be OK !!!    GO BRAVES !!!!!

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:50 pm

Chipper heads to DL, surgery likely

The play I'm referring to--which may have affected the outcome of the game-- was in the fourth inning, with Jones on second and another runner on third.  Batter hits one to the third baseman while the lead runner runs home.  Of course Jones has to stay put for the moment while the third baseman has the ball, but after some hesitation the third baseman throws across the diamond to first (where the batter winds up safe) instead of home.  At that point, it seems to me, a healthy runner with reasonably decent speed and a decent lead off second, would have taken off for third the moment the third baseman launched the throw across the diamond, since it would take still another throw back across the diamond to get him, and he could probably beat it.  Maybe Jones' lack of confidence in his knee held him back.
Of course we don't know how the next batter would have been pitched to or what the infield positioning would have been, but in fact the next batter hit a force-play grounder to second.  With Jones on third rather than second, he might have scored on that play--and maybe the game doesn't go extra innings.  Just a thought.

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:49 pm

Walking the Walk

Great job, Chipper!  He really took one for the team.  Normally, with torn meniscus, you just get the surgery, but Chipper hung in there as long as he could while the other injured Braves (Prado, McClouth, and Heyward) had a chance to get healthy and played well. 

By the way, I think you mean Ryan Roberts.  The D-backs traded Mark Reynolds to the O's this year which may be where you got Ryan Reynolds.  Clearly, Aramis deserved to be on the team even had Chipper been heathy.

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