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Chipper Jones has fluid drained from leg contusion

May 28, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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On the disabled list with a left leg contusion, Chipper Jones underwent a minor surgical procedure over the weekend to remove 120 ccs of fluid from a hematoma.

“I feel so much better now,” Jones told Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “It was throbbing. It let me know with everything that I did. Now, we’ve relieved a lot of the pressure down there and I can’t feel my heartbeat [in the ankle] anymore.

According to Jones, doctors informed him that it was necessary to remove the fluid or he risked aggravating the injury with any contact to the area and his return could have been delayed if it didn’t heal quick enough on its own.

Jones is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 8 and for now at least is hoping to be cleared to return by then, but he’s essentially been out since May 19.

  1. Francisco (FC) - May 28, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    This is a much less gross version than Craig’s. Thank you.

  2. cranbery - May 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Keeping Chipper in my prayers for a speedy recovery…………The Braves are Lost With Him!

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