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More knee problems knock Chipper Jones out of the lineup

Apr 13, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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Chipper Jones homered in his return from knee surgery Tuesday and then notched two hits Wednesday, but now the Braves third baseman is a late scratch from today’s lineup.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Jones was removed from the lineup “due to swelling/fluid in his left knee.”

It’s a shame that Jones’ knee is letting him down in the future Hall of Famer’s final season, because he can still hit at age 40 and has yet to post an OPS below .800 in 18 seasons.

For now the Braves are saying Jones will get his knee drained and might be back in the lineup as soon as tomorrow.

  1. royalsfaninfargo - Apr 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    We should all appreciate how good Chipper has been in his career. First ballot HOF.

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    This season is going to be very painful for him, and props to him for playing through.

  3. pkswally024 - Apr 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Huge phillies fan and a huge chipper fan. Hope nothing but the best for him

  4. cltjump - Apr 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    I miss when he was healthy. But any guy who loves the game this much to play through grueling pain and leg it out for his last year is a best. Unfortunately, on this team, he’s a big part of the offense.

  5. buffalomafia - Apr 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    First ballot HOF I agree!

    But retire now already if you have nagging injuries?

    Please will Braves ownership find a new 3b now?!

    Anybody from Atlanta agree?

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