Chipper scheduled for Thursday MRI (updated story)

HOUSTON — After hobbling off the field with a knee injury Tuesday night, Chipper Jones thought about his worried parents seated just above the visitor’s dugout at Minute Maid Park.

“I texted my mom right away because I knew she’d be bawling,” said the 38-year-old Braves third baseman, who sent Lynne Jones a text message from the clubhouse.

He let her know he didn’t think the injury was a torn ACL like the one that wiped out his 1994 season, when he was a rookie. It’s the same knee, the left. Twelve hours after he got hurt, Jones reiterated cautious optimism Wednesday.

The preliminary diagnosis was a sprained left knee, but until an MRI exam scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Atlanta, Jones and the Braves won’t know the specifics or severity of the injury. He was not placed on the disabled list.

“I still think it’s not the ACL,” he said, wearing shorts and displaying an unwrapped knee without noticeable swelling. “I hope the MRI proves me right. Obviously if it is an ACL, my season’s probably done. But I’m hoping for the best, hoping that it’s just a sprain of some sort so I can get back.”

Jones The injury comes amid a resurgence by Jones. He has hit .307 with seven homers and a .520 slugging percentage in his past 44 games after hitting .228 with three homers and a .341 slugging percentage in 51 games through June 14.

“I’m swinging the bat great and playing good, and I want to be in there,” he said. “I’m having fun again, and we’re in first place. We’ve already got [second baseman Martin] Prado on the DL. He may come back this weekend, but we don’t need to miss me, too.”

The turnaround in his performance began the same day he addressed reporters after a story broke about his meeting with Braves officials to tell them he was leaning toward retiring after the season — with two years left on his contract.

At that time, Jones was struggling. But he has since worked with his father, Larry, who has served as his personal hitting coach during difficult periods throughout his career.

“You just hope it’s not the rest of the year,” Braves catcher Brian McCann said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. We just hope for the best. It’s all we can hope for. It’s going to be hard if we lose our 3-hole hitter.”

Jones hit .414 with four doubles and three homers in his past eight games.

“I hope we get good news,” said Jair Jurrjens, who was pitching when Jones got hurt. “I hope it’s not severe and we’re going to lose him for the whole season. He’s been hitting the ball really good, and we need his bat in the lineup.”

Jones’ career outlook improved so much recently that he said Wednesday he would consider enduring a lengthy rehab to play again if his injury requires surgery.

He said there was pain in the lower left side of the knee. The leg was stiff when he awoke Wednesday and loosened a little as he moved around during the day. He walked with a limp, but without crutches or any brace.

“There’s some fluid in the joint that I can feel, but that [lack of swelling] is another indication that I don’t think it’s the ACL,” Jones said. “The last time I did it [1994], my knee the next morning was the size of a basketball.”

Braves trainer Jeff Porter tested the knee while Jones lay on the field after the injury. Porter told him that the ACL felt stable.

Rather than have an MRI on Wednesday in Houston, Jones chose to have the exam after the team returned from Houston. He will be examined by Dr. Marvin Royster, the Braves’ assistant orthopedist who did Jones’ ACL reconstruction in 1994.

“I’d feel a lot more comfortable having him check me out, get the MRI, have him look at the MRI pictures and be able to tell me why I have pain in the lower left [part of the knee],” Jones said.

He injured the knee making a splendid play in the sixth inning Tuesday. Jones fielded Hunter Pence’s grounder near the third-base line, planted his left foot, and leaped to make a cross-the-body throw to first base.

Jones said he felt a “distinct pop” in the knee as he jumped, and he crumpled to the ground in pain when he landed.

108 comments Add your comment

third strike

August 11th, 2010
2:27 am

Looks like the end of a great career? I hope it is something small but at the ole chip’s age even that can take him out and allow him to watch the world series run for Bobby’s finale!

Go BRAVES!

third strike

August 11th, 2010
2:29 am

I should of acted sophmoric and said “first”! Well I guess I did? Where’s my slide rule…..

Wat Wat Wat

August 11th, 2010
2:48 am

this is so sad. i hope he can come back. you want to go out on your own terms, not because you physically can’t play anymore.

peter nincompoop

August 11th, 2010
3:13 am

Looks like that injury bug has made it’s way down here from Philly. I guess it might be a battle of the benches from here on out. Lets see who can get healthy first and what are our options as far as third base goes. I like Conrad, just don’t know if he’s an everyday type of guy that can get us to the playoff’s. Is there anyone on the waiver wire that’s worth looking at?

jeffero

August 11th, 2010
3:27 am

The fact that Porter said his ACL is stable on the field is a VERY good sign. Someone who knows what they’re doing can usually spot a complete tear from initial tests. And I assume ole J-Port knows what he’s doing. Still could be pretty messed up, but that is some good news.

ncgary

August 11th, 2010
4:23 am

nincompoop, wiggington would probably be best noffensive player that could be had, but orioles would want more than what he’s worth

Serbok

August 11th, 2010
4:26 am

This really BYTES!!!!!
I’m NOT “Writing” Chipper off yet!!!
Doesnt look good tho :-(
Chipper IS the Braves!!!!

Bob Horner had a big fro

August 11th, 2010
6:36 am

We need Chipper, and he has been getting hot lately. His leadership is key for the post season. Btw, DOB, it is “hear” not “here” in paragraph three.

Matt the Brave

August 11th, 2010
6:56 am

Hopefully it’s nothing more than a strain and he’ll be on the DL for a while. Maybe they’ll put Troy Glaus on there as well. Both these guys need some time off!

desibrave

August 11th, 2010
7:06 am

One thing I have to say. The current team is less dependent on Chipper compared to any other team I have seen in the past. Our stats showed a big difference with and without chipper in the past unlike this year. So we will be ok and after watching Glaus hit that towering homer it remids the homer he had in San Diego earlier this year that put lot of confidence in him. Have a feeling that we will be back up 5 to 6 games by end of the next homestand.

MWC

August 11th, 2010
7:07 am

Unless Glaus gets hot once again,you gotta at least rest him. He looks like an old man out there.

Bartman

August 11th, 2010
7:11 am

If it’s only a sprain, that’s still going to require a trip to the DL. Who will be brought up? Or will they wait a few days until Prado comes off the DL?

Spud Webb

August 11th, 2010
7:16 am

This is unfortunate. As a chipper basher the last few seasons, I don’t like this. I hope it’s a slight tear and he’s able to come back in September and play in the playoffs. NOBODY deserves to have their career end this way. Hang in there Chipper…get well.
How clutch is Conrad??? Is there a better clutch bench player in the league this season? Me thinks no. One of those great seasons!! Hope he continues to be clutch into the world series!!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 11th, 2010
7:19 am

hopefully just a 15 day DL stint for Chipper. What was the final verdict on Medlen- tommy john surgery??

Big Rub

August 11th, 2010
7:27 am

Hopefully he will be able to rest a couple of weeks and be back for the final run. The rest of the team needs to pick him up.

possum jones

August 11th, 2010
7:29 am

sounds like an mcl…i hate that i mayve seen chipper’s last baseball game, but i guess optimism is the order of the day.

i hate to change the topic, but good things just happen when b-con is in the game. it reminds me of craig counsell w/the marlins and diamondbacks. i still think the braves will be fine, but we’re better with future hof larry wayne in the lineup.

jbrady630

August 11th, 2010
8:09 am

conrad is as clutch as they come but lets get serious….. hes no chipper jones

poopsie.

August 11th, 2010
8:23 am

Nothing on Gonzalez? He has cost us a coupla games already, and it looked like another one last night. We have gotta get a shortstop or we won’t win anything. Looks like it is all in his head, but that doesn’t help when the game is riding on him making a play.

Editing FAIL

August 11th, 2010
8:28 am

“While I did here it pop …”

Try “hear”

ACLien

August 11th, 2010
8:31 am

Chipper, new research is coming out that suggests you do not need an ACL (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/phys-ed-how-much-does-knee-surgery-really-help/?src=me&ref=general) and this is backed by anecdotal evidence as well. Many have played sports without them. John Elway played an entire career without an ACL. Phillip Rivers played in the AFC Championship 1 week after tearing his. My brother played 4 years of competitive basketball without one.

Even if it is a torn ACL, let the inflammation go down, strap on a brace and test it out. If you feel stable: go lead the Braves to the promise land.

Dawgdad (The Original)

August 11th, 2010
8:31 am

Great comeback and kudos to Conrad, the miracle man. Can you imagine if we had him last year instead of Greg Norton.

BUT, this is the worst defensive team we have ever had in Atlanta. All are below par defensively except for Omar and Prado, and maybe Gonzo, if he ever gets out of this funk. Every position is below par defensively otherwise. Think it is time to put Nate back in Center just for the defense. Heyward is still learning, but he often kicks the ball around in the outfield and never seems to know what to do on the flairs and balls around the stands. We really miss Larouche at FB, he would have caught that ball Glaus missed, even if blind folded. McCann seems to continue to detiorate behind the plate, he could never throw well, but he has forgot how to block balls in the dirt.

Chris

August 11th, 2010
8:32 am

Probably an lcl sprain. Will probably go on the dl but if its torn he is done.

Steve

August 11th, 2010
8:33 am

Since Bobby is loyal to Glaus, how about moving him to third and bring up Freeman?

mike jay

August 11th, 2010
8:36 am

Nat back in center for defense? Did you not watch the game last night? Pretty sure Ankiel made a spectacular catch.

mike jay

August 11th, 2010
8:37 am

Glauss can’t play third anymore. His legs are shot.

mountain_jim

August 11th, 2010
8:40 am

Steve, I would shudder to put Glaus at 3rd. He can’t move! He would not have got within 5 feet of the out Chipper injured himself on.

Coach (2011 or Bust)

August 11th, 2010
9:03 am

Yep. Glaus is a statue.Enough said.

Chipper’s knee injury would be devastating if it ends his baseball days prematurely. As we saw last night, that is not the way any player wants to end his season much less a career.

Hopefully we hear some good news today.

Jason

August 11th, 2010
9:04 am

DOB – Any thoughts on what the hell is wrong with Alex Gonzalez? Since joining us, he’s one error away from his total for all of last year. Mental thing? League switch (as in he’s not familiar with the stadiums, etc.)? It’s frustrating because he was supposed to be solid.

Navigator

August 11th, 2010
9:13 am

It’s really too bad that Chipper got hurt now, when he was contributing. However, maybe the decision to come back next year may have been made for him. Having lived with a messed up knee for 30 years, it never gets better without surgery, and sometimes the surgery puts limitations on you as well.

dpelfrey

August 11th, 2010
9:15 am

Prado comes back this weekend, so he should play third and keep Infante at second. Lineup with Prado leadoff, Infante second and Heyward third. Easy enough. Once again, thank God for Omar Infante. Brooks has been great, but he needs to stay in his role as the best pinch hitter in baseball.

Pitching is going to win this division for the Braves anyway. All the offense needs to do is scrape out 3-4 runs a game. Hopefully, the bullpen holds up. All the starters seems to be getting stronger as the season goes along, and if they keep going deep into games that will help.

How about a blowout today in Houston with Hanson going 7 strong and Martinez mopping up to give the key pen guys a couple of days off before the Dodgers series. Starting Friday, they play 13 straight without a day off.

jc_dawgs

August 11th, 2010
9:33 am

Thats really too bad about Chipper. But the last thing he wants us to do is to mope around about it…I’m sure.

Conrad is great but I’m not sure about him as an everyday player….but maybe we should give him a shot. He’s got a small strike zone with a lot of power. Lots of upshot with him.

Any chance we can move Gonzo to 1st base? You could have Conrad at 3b…Infante at short and Prado when he comes back at 2b. Glauss is not healthy enough to be an everyday guy…bad knees.

Face it…..our young guys are going to have to get this done for us. We need Prado and
Infante hitting 1,2 from here on out.

My goal for this team is to just win at least 92 games. Do that….and you have a reasonable shot at the post season.

santa3247

August 11th, 2010
9:40 am

Without good shortstop like Yunel Escobar, Braves can not be the champ.

Alex Gonzales’s fielding ability is under me^*^

War Eagle

August 11th, 2010
9:44 am

Get Prado back and move Omar to 3rd with Brooksie getting time there also. Hinske to first base and we have a real shot hanging on until/if Chipper comes back. Worried about usng Farnsworth too though. I do not trust him at pressure time.i

crymeariver

August 11th, 2010
9:45 am

The error charged to Gonzalez, could have been and maybe should have been charged to the catcher.
The error charged to Infante, on the throw made from Gonzalez, was wide but catchable, it looked like Gonzalez thought they could get a DP, and was trying to lead Omar with the ball.

But, he is making too many errors. It looks like he is trying to make some things happen(such as double plays), when he needs to just go ahead, and get the sure out.
I’m just glad that Conrad and Glaus were able to slug the Braves into a win, despite the boo-boos.

crymeariver

August 11th, 2010
9:47 am

@9:40am……..thank god and greyhound, he’s gone. He aint never coming back, time to move on.

santa3247

August 11th, 2010
9:55 am

Babylon emphire is clothed with white linen, purple and scarlet, blurred.

Freemason died, dumbledore died.

Bring up Conrad

August 11th, 2010
9:55 am

Conrad’s 6 HR in 77 AB equates to *49 HR* in a season of ABs like, for instance, Jeter had in his 2009 634 AB season!!!! Hmmmmmm! 2011?

santa3247

August 11th, 2010
10:00 am

People of USA, you have to dispose, in first, the secret glamour society, the friend of Babylon.

E-6

August 11th, 2010
10:04 am

Five years ago this is the end of our season, Now with our bench and Prado’s return shortly, we will be okay. But you want the future HOF to be an active part of what promises to be a great division race.

santa3247

August 11th, 2010
10:05 am

Now babylon can choose my scroll, can block my really important scroll. You got it? I wrote here today five scroll.

AOW

August 11th, 2010
10:19 am

I’m gonna say it again. “Stop playing Chipper everyday(you don’t have to) and you will get more production out of him”. Platoon him and keep him fresh and I bet he will make some big hits for you in the postseason! This is about winning baseball, not old friendships.

mary

August 11th, 2010
10:23 am

I think the best picture was B-Mac right there with him the whole way. I hope this isnt the end. =(

AOW

August 11th, 2010
11:02 am

Bring up Conrad:Are you serious? You don’t really think that Conrad would reach those projections? He would already be playing in front of Chipper or starting on another club.

Braves FAn #10

August 11th, 2010
11:04 am

I hope its no the ACL for Chipper ! But all signs point that way:( Its the same knee. And heard a pop ! Pop want be as loud b/c its already been torn. If and I surely hope and pray not , Chipper is done.. Bring up Freeman ! Prayers are with you Chipper #10

Jose Canseco

August 11th, 2010
11:12 am

@9:47 Same thing for Chipper. Time to move on. I bet DOB cried through the night.

BigBoy

August 11th, 2010
11:16 am

Please just trade Peter Moylan now that O’Flaherty is almost set to return. He is now our “Jo Jo Reyes” now that he is gone. I cringe when that cross-eyed goof walks up to the mound.

I agree with the idea of platooning Infante/Conrad at 3rd. I would try and play Infante almost everyday though… Conrad is best as a pinch hitter.

Braves Fan Since "80

August 11th, 2010
11:31 am

I hope it is OK, the Knee….. Chipper has been a great player and is still a good player…. I would like to build some depth and flex ability at third….. who knows if we go to the series chipper would be a great DL

Joshua

August 11th, 2010
11:33 am

If it was his ACL, he wouldn’t be walking around in the dugout on it. Either way, even a 15 day stint on the DL is devastating right now. Chipper was really swinging the bat well and it looked like he was ready to explode down the stretch, which could have sealed the deal for us. Even if he comes back, it is hard for me to imagine him coming back with the same smooth swing that he had finally found again. We have great depth and pitching so we aren’t out of it by any means, and with Glaus apparently starting to heat back up maybe we can absorb the loss of Chipper more effectively. But bottom line is the way Chipper was playing lately, this is a huge loss.

Braves Fan Since "80

August 11th, 2010
11:37 am

Peter Moyland needs the Clark kent’s back….. He needs rest….. he fades every summer and loses confidence….. Farnsworth job was to take pressure off him and let him be a specialist…. the last week both are off….. we would not notice but for the errors

jim

August 11th, 2010
11:43 am

Prado is elligible to come off the DL this weekend. But will he be READY to play and to play at close to his previous level? Does DOB have any indication of when Prado will be ready to start playing again?

Braves Fan Since "80

August 11th, 2010
11:45 am

Joshua i agree but chipper is a big hole on defense…. both he an ag are making routinee plays look difficult…… When was the last time you have seen ag make a play on the first base side of 2nd….. braves position well so ag nor chipper have above avg range….. both have been on an error tear so it is a double whammy……. both are avg carreer fielders so they should get back on track…..

jim

August 11th, 2010
11:47 am

I for one was happy to see the Phillies trade Happ et al for Oswald. I have much more confidence seeing the Braves go up against Oswald than Happ, as last night was just another indication of how well Happ does against them.

1eyedJack

August 11th, 2010
11:48 am

Scar tissue.

BigBoy

August 11th, 2010
11:48 am

Moylan needs superpowers, period. He’s too hittable, his control is non-existent… He is a piss poor pitcher. Please put him a on a plane back to the Outback. If they tested his DNA you might be surprised to find out he’s half Dingo…

jim

August 11th, 2010
11:54 am

I agree that Moylan is not the pitcher he was before the injury, or even last year, but what did he do wrong last night to draw all of this blog negativity? Except for the errors and Glaus Statue of Liberty play, JJ and Moylan would have pitched around the Bourne triple.

dawgs01

August 11th, 2010
11:55 am

Glaus is stiff as a board. I think we might be the most out of shape team in MLB except for a few players. Most of our errors are after the 6th inning that says something we are tired our heads are not in the game (tired). Glaus looks like he can barely move put his butt on the bench.

Rafael belliard

August 11th, 2010
12:00 pm

Braves are in 1st place 113 games into season.

First time in 5 years we are contending besides the last month of last season.

Jeff Blauser

August 11th, 2010
12:02 pm

Alex Gonzalez is terrible. Ill come out of retirement. Wren give me a call

Jose Canseco

August 11th, 2010
12:07 pm

Jeff Blauser, I hear the Cubs has a hit man out for you. They say you stole millions from them.

Jeff Blauser

August 11th, 2010
12:10 pm

Canseco, keep running your mouth against MLB players.

They are the Cubs. They did inveset millions in Big Z. Anyways Wren GIVE ME A JOB!!

jim

August 11th, 2010
12:10 pm

Infante has below average range at 2B and is only an adequate defender. He would rank near the bottom defensively if he were an everyday SS. Prado has made himself into a better defensive 2B, but will never be a gold glove candidate. Glaus is a marble statue at 1B, but at least a big target. Chipper is now a defensive liability at 3B, if he is able to play again, and Gonzalez has lost some range and is flashy but annoyingly incosistent. Infield defense is a very weak component of the Braves team profile, and is especially a glaring weakness with Hudson and Lowe being groundball pitchers. The Braves came into the season with a very solid bench, but unfortunately injuries and starters not living up to expectations have thrust the bench players into more prominent roles. With Infante, Hinske, Melky, and Conrad all starting, the current bench is very thin.

Pittsburgh Al

August 11th, 2010
12:11 pm

Hopefully Chipper’s knee injury will not be severe. Chipper does appear done as a major run producer. But he does get on base a lot and he has been hitting better lately. Chipper has said he is ready to move from batting third but Bobby will not move him. He would be a good #2 hitter these days with his OBP. The problem is the Braves don’t have a good #3 guy. If he is done for the year someone mentioned the Prado @ third Omar @ second idea. That would not be too bad. You got to keep a guy like Conrad as a part timer and a big late bat off the bench.

Mark Lemke

August 11th, 2010
12:14 pm

Blauser,

Stop begging for a job. I can give you a job if you want. I Miss you :-(

Jose Canseco

August 11th, 2010
12:14 pm

You right Jeff, they blow money on plenty people. And we are seeing that Wren is giving plenty of people jobs who do not deserve them.

Jose Canseco

August 11th, 2010
12:15 pm

But I must say that you earned your money as a Brave.

Nate McOut

August 11th, 2010
12:20 pm

Why does Bobby bat Diaz in the cleanup spot?

I like Diaz but if he is our cleanup hitter we are getting NOWHERE

StingerSplash

August 11th, 2010
12:35 pm

DOB,
Not bustin’ your stones. I know you’re banging keys rapidly with fingers probably a touch greasy from breakfast/lunch. But there a couple of items to fix in the story.
To wit:

While I did here it pop…

he said. “He said.

I hope your boys on the desk can catch and fix.

Jose Canseco

August 11th, 2010
12:37 pm

Tears in his eyes blurring his vision.

Pam

August 11th, 2010
12:54 pm

“Chipper, Braves Hope Knee Injury Isn’t Severe” What a stupid headline!
What else would they hope? That it IS severe? When I was a sportswriter, my editor would have blasted me if I’d written that.

jim

August 11th, 2010
1:25 pm

Why does bobby bat Diaz in cleanup spot?

1) a lefthander was pitching, and Diaz hits lefties
2) before last night Diaz was 5 for 7 against Happ
3) before las night Glaus was hitting well under 200 for the last 2 months with no HRs
4) what other options did he have? Flip-flop diaz and Gonzo? Switch Diaz and Mac? would either of these moves be substantially better?
5) Pujols, Wright, Rolen, Zimmerman, Braun, Werth, and ARod don’t play for us!!

Rich Clary

August 11th, 2010
1:56 pm

Chipper…a defensive liability??? Are you nuts? Did you see that play when he hurt the knee? It was like brooks Robinson. If anything, Chipper is undervalued on defense. He’s rock solid and always has an idea where the play should go. I’d rather see him make the play with the game on the line than anyone.

Bobby Needs An Intervention

August 11th, 2010
2:00 pm

cartilage or meniscus tear might sound and feel that way. I’ve had one in each knee. Bad thing is that depending on location, it can lock you up. The good thing is if it’s the right way or location, he might tape/brace get it fixed after season. Also in this day and age, he might get it scoped now and only miss like 3 weeks.

Just glad it isn’t the ACL.

Chip4Prez

August 11th, 2010
2:02 pm

I agree. Peter Moylan is a tattooed-donkey and deserves to be in a pen… but not a bullpen. Chipper is a gold glover, people forget that, but he’s unreal with a glove. People hark too much on his occasional throwing errors… Our defense is a concern. AGon needs to get it together. He’s been clutch with a bat, but needs to get the field early and warm up his throwing arm…

jim

August 11th, 2010
2:05 pm

Chipper will still make some plays like the one last night and charges balls well, but his range is reduced and his arm is at best average. His error rate has gone up the last 2 years. Zimmerman would have made the same play last night by getting to the ball quicker and being able to plant, turn, and throw. Infante may not have made the play at all, and we can only hope by watching him on a regular basis that Conrad can provide as good or better defense.

jim

August 11th, 2010
2:16 pm

Any serious knee injury, even a sprain, that may allow Chipper to return by Sept. 1, may be just as serious or worse than a season ending injury that would require surgery. The legs are very important in the swing, and playing with a compromised knee would take away a lot of the leverage in the swing. The poster child for playing with weak knees is troy glaus — power down, weak groujnders up, and range miniscule. Carlos Beltran playing with a brace is another example of how ineffective a player can be without a strong foundation in his legs. A Chipper playing on one leg or with a brace, might take away playing time from Conrad or Omar who might be more effective. If Chipper returns this year, the guy that comes back could be a shadow of the guy we saw the past month.

robdawg08

August 11th, 2010
2:16 pm

You got to remember that baseball players are wussy pre-madonnas. Elway can play hurt but baseball players miss games with a headache or a fingernail in the quick…

Royster Fan

August 11th, 2010
2:17 pm

Dr. Royster is the best. Great guy!

OB

August 11th, 2010
2:18 pm

Call up Freeman to play 1st and move Glaus to his original position, 3rd. Get Freeman ready for the postseason stretch.

robdawg08

August 11th, 2010
2:18 pm

And just for your crime dog, I played softball with a broken arm and leg…

robdawg08

August 11th, 2010
2:22 pm

Is he Jerry Royster’s uncle ???

robdawg08

August 11th, 2010
2:24 pm

Bobby’s insane. Diaz is a # 7 hitter at best. But he’s got as much power as Glaus and Chipper does. McCann is the only hr threat every game. Most teams have 3 homerun threats…

Herbert Junior Junior

August 11th, 2010
2:26 pm

I am glad Glaus had a decent night at the plate last night, but man is he ever a huge liability on first with those hurting legs. My grandfather could have gotten to that fly ball that hit the chalk ten yards behind him during the opener against the Astros!

From both a defensive and offensive standpoint, Wren really needs to upgrade 3rd and 1st base – I just hope it happens this year…

Thomas

August 11th, 2010
2:31 pm

I have to agree with Chris, it sure looks like Chipper sprained his Lateral Colateral Ligament based on Chipper’s comments. Based on other cases, I would guess 2-4 weeks (aka 15 or 30 day DL).

Not a Braves fan but it would be a shame to see a HOF career end like this.

Jose Canseco

August 11th, 2010
2:32 pm

Braves will rally around this Chipper injury. You are about to see them play together and get things done.

Herbert Junior Junior

August 11th, 2010
2:38 pm

Jose – they have a lot of grit – no doubt about it… but they REALLY need one big bat to stay in front of the Phillies and make some nose in the post season… COME ON WREN – HELP!

Herbert Junior Junior

August 11th, 2010
2:38 pm

GT Fan

August 11th, 2010
2:42 pm

Gonzalez has lost some range and is flashy but annoyingly incosistent

Take away the range part, and that comment sounds like the same critique we’ve been hearing about our starting SS for the past few years.

Freddie : G

August 11th, 2010
3:12 pm

I thought Gonzales was supposed to improve the D but since that trade the errors have been at a pace more rapid than Niagra Falls.

Freddie : G

August 11th, 2010
3:20 pm

The people who thinks Brooks Conrad is not an everyday player have been drinking BC koolaid, and have developed the platoon syndrome. Ask Klsko how he did against lefty’s after he came from under BC management and went to Padres and Giants. Brooks Conrad is better than Chipper and Omar defensively, and has more power and more range than Omar. Omar gets to play more and shows that he could be a decent 2nd Baseman but Conrad will be better at 3rd.

TimetoRetire

August 11th, 2010
3:25 pm

WHO CARES!!!! It’s time for him to retire. I’m so sick of hearing Chipper this and Chipper that. He’s well past his prime and always seems to be getting hurt. He needs to hang it up now.

UKUGA

August 11th, 2010
3:45 pm

Some good defensive plays today (mixed in with some bad ones).

UKUGA

August 11th, 2010
3:53 pm

Ankiel did not swing at a strike.

UKUGA

August 11th, 2010
3:55 pm

Hopefully, know momentum swung in that inning.

Hate to see another runner stranded in scoring position, especially not in this stadium, and especially not with Wagner’s propensity to give up the long ball.

We did it to them, no reason to think they can’t do it to us.

Even if Lance Berkman is not walking through that door.

UKUGA

August 11th, 2010
3:56 pm

or Brad Ausmus

UKUGA

August 11th, 2010
3:56 pm

Wow! I’m talking to myself. Had no idea no one else was posting.

DOB, I hope you make your scheduled flight.

Freddie : G

August 11th, 2010
4:00 pm

Gonzales has not shown so far that he will shore up the D as we were led to believe. However his throw to home last night should have been caught by BMac. It was not a good throw but one a catcher in MLB should have made. His throw to Infante should have been an error on Gonzales and not on Infante despite the ball touching Infante’s glove.

Bravesfan

August 11th, 2010
9:05 pm

hAL

August 11th, 2010
9:09 pm

the only thing i wonder about chippers injury is how does it affect the money owed him over the next two years if he isent able to play we should be 13mil more flexible right?

LuisG

August 11th, 2010
11:03 pm

Oregon Braves fan

August 12th, 2010
12:01 am

once prado comes back we will be ok with infante at third. Hopefully chipper can come back though.

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