Chipper Jones, who had been swinging the bat well lately, has a torn ACL and is out for the rest of the year.
Chipper Jones has informed some close friends that he will likely miss the remainder of this season with a left knee injury.
After undergoing an MRI exam in Atlanta this morning, Jones told a friend that he “tore” a ligament in his left knee. When asked if it was a complete tear, the Braves third baseman revealed that it was “stretched” and that he would likely need surgery.
Jones injured his knee while completing an acrobatic throw across the diamond during Tuesday night’s win in Houston. After landing with all of his weight on his left leg, he remained on the ground before painfully limping toward the clubhouse.
When Jones returned to Minute Maid Park Wednesday, he was optimistic that he hadn’t torn the left ACL like he had just before the start of the 1994 season.
Jones was considering retirement after a slow start. This obviously brings that subject up again. I think he’d want to end his career on his own terms, not because of an injury.
At least Omar Infante will get more at-bats.