Cincinnati, OH, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones stands in the on deck circle against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Braves 6-3. Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
2 Total Updates since May 27, 2012
12 months ago Update 1 comment
Chipper Jones must be a fast healer.
On May 18, he suffered a leg contusion in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays when he was hit by a batted ball. He pinch-hit once after that, then was placed on the DL and had to have fluid drained from his leg on May 27, just two weeks ago.
On Sunday, he’ll return:
Chipper Jones has been activated from the disabled list and Jose Constanza has been optioned to Gwinnett.
Jones is 40, but has been productive on the field when active this year. He’s hitting .307/.377/.485 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 101 at-bats, numbers that many younger players would love to have after that many times at the plate. Jones has already announced he’ll retire at the end of this season, and he’s on the way to going out with a good year.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
The surgical procedure removed 120 ccs of fluid from Jones left leg. Jones was told by doctors that the leg would continue to be an issue into September if he chose not to undergo the procedure. Afterward, Jones said he is feeling much better, via Chirs Vivlamore:
"I feel so much better now," Jones said. "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.
Jones initially suffered the injury on May 18, when he was hit in the leg by a ball during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Prior to the injury, Jones was hitting .307 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 29 games.