(DUNEDIN, Fla.) — The injuries are piling up again for Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, but at least he has to put up with them for just one more season. Jones will be out for about a few weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Jones suffered the injury the same day he held a news conference announcing that he would retire at the end of the season. He hurt his knee when he slipped while stretching before batting practice.
Jones’ injury isn’t considered serious, but its another reminder as to why the soon to be 40-year old Jones is hanging up the spikes after the season.
“It just stinks. I feel bad for the guy, because he’s trying to go out on a good note and then this happens,” catcher David Ross said. “But the one thing with Chipper, he heals faster than anybody I’ve ever seen. Knowing him, he’ll get back in about a week and a half. I just hope for him he gets healthy and gets back and has a great last year.”
Jones has spent his entire 18-year career with the Braves.
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