Braves’ Chipper Jones hopes to avoid DL

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Published: June 30, 2011

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Chipper JonesThe small meniscus tear in the right knee of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is “bugging” him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, but he’s hoping to avoid surgery or a stint on the disabled list.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez sat him Wednesday so that he would have two days off in a row, the paper notes, since Atlanta isn’t playing Thursday.

“If you’ve got torn meniscus, you’ve got torn meniscus,” Jones said, the paper reports. “There’s not a lot you can do about it. Just have to stay on top of it [with treatment]. If I have to go on the DL for it, I’ll probably get the surgery. But if I can avoid it, I’d rather not.”

Surgery would cause the 39-year-old to miss three weeks. He is batting .252 with seven homers.

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  1. Mahendra on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 4:26 am 

    Generally well done but: Ireland was a very ueneratdd freshman but would have to get a lot better to make the impact your suggesting. Roquemore has talent but shot a fairly low perventage for a player whose defensive man is always doubling Foster and all conference would be a strech…he may have an all converence scoring average but has some work to do otherwise. Gomzaga's guards better be good defensively. The Zaga are not going to outsize BYU. Meech was their shut down defender (never got a day's credit for that from the Gonzaga crowd). St Mary's ability to spread the floor will depend on Jones and Holt making pressure threes rather than shooting in games when St Mary;s is up by 20…wil be interesting You may want to look at the size and skills of the BYU front line before you give them so little respect on the all conference.Still very nice job and good insiders knowlege.