Braves optimistic about Chipper’s injured knee

The Braves are cautiously optimistic that third baseman Chipper Jones avoided a serious knee injury Tuesday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jones will have an MRI exam on his injured left knee Thursday, but the team announced he hasn’t experienced much swelling since the incident.

He suffered the injury while making an impressive defensive play in Tuesday’s game and had to be helped off the field.

Following the game, Chipper downplayed the severity of the injury, but manager Bobby Cox told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Chipper’s going to be out a while probably."

Jones, who has hinted that this season could be his last, is hitting .265 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs. In his 17-season major league career, the six-time All-Star and 1999 NL MVP is a .306 hitter with 436 homers and 1,491 RBIs.

The Braves are cautiously optimistic that third baseman Chipper Jones avoided a serious knee injury Tuesday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jones will have an MRI exam on his injured left knee Thursday, but the team announced he hasn’t experienced much swelling since the incident.

He suffered the injury while making an impressive defensive play in Tuesday’s game and had to be helped off the field.

Following the game, Chipper downplayed the severity of the injury, but manager Bobby Cox told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Chipper’s going to be out a while probably."

Jones, who has hinted that this season could be his last, is hitting .265 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs. In his 17-season major league career, the six-time All-Star and 1999 NL MVP is a .306 hitter with 436 homers and 1,491 RBIs.

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