Jones to test right knee on Tuesday

A little more than 24 hours after receiving two cortisone injections in his right knee, Chipper Jones was encouraged by how it was feeling Monday.

But he won’t know for another day or so if the torn meniscus, which was diagnosed Sunday, will still force him to undergo arthroscopic surgery and miss two to three weeks of action.

Jones plans to test the knee in batting practice Tuesday, and he said if all goes well he might return to the lineup as early as Tuesday against the Astros.

“We’re just going to play it by ear from here on out,” said Jones, who had surgery for an ACL tear on his left knee last August. “If I have any more pain or it keeps me out of any more ball games, go clean it out. And if the injection works and I’m able to continue to play through it, I will.”

Jones said the right knee felt good enough Monday that he felt like he could play, which was considerable progress from when he was scratched 10 minutes before Sunday’s game against the Phillies. He’d been uncomfortable running and even swinging left-handed in the indoor cage. Hitting from the right side was what had given Jones the most problem since his right knee started bothering him about a month ago.

Jones said if he still felt pain Tuesday when he tests it, he might give it one more day to see if the shots take hold. He said Braves orthopedist Dr. Joe Chandler told him the meniscus tear is so small it could heal on its own.

If he is still in pain Wednesday, Jones figures surgery is the next step.

“I’m still kind of skeptical as to delaying the inevitable,” said Jones, who had arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee in 1996. “I don’t know if this is something that’s going to allow me to play for two or three weeks and then have to go and have a surgery anyway. But obviously we made a decision to get the injections yesterday.”

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eskippy

May 16th, 2011
6:52 pm

Brave4life-1995 all over again?

May 16th, 2011
7:00 pm

The NL should have a DH

Chipper would have had a hell of a career if there was a DH in the NL.

Not saying that he hasnt had a HOF career, but he could have put up some big numbers. Being injured and playing third base is not an easy task.

Kleahl

May 16th, 2011
7:13 pm

Brvsforlife. Huh? Hes put up big switch hitter numbers. Still at it. Hardly missed a game first quarter of season

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JUSTAWIN

May 16th, 2011
8:00 pm

CAN’T GIVE UP THE MONEY CAN YA CHIPPEE?? IT JUST WON’T LET YOU RETIRE AND GO TO HALL OF FAME….

LOB Braves

May 16th, 2011
8:04 pm

We have to be the league leaders in wasted scoring opportunities. It is ridiculous.

urban redneck

May 16th, 2011
8:28 pm

everybody that talks trash about larry-i don’t see any here yet, but i’m optimistic…..please note how few runs we score when he is not in the lineup.

Hy Ronatt

May 16th, 2011
9:10 pm

My predictions from last fall are coming true exactly as stated.

Braves Fan

May 16th, 2011
9:50 pm

LOB Braves,
I couldn’t agree with you more. It just makes me sick. Double plays when a bunt would do. It just goes on and on. LOL

mathman

May 16th, 2011
10:45 pm

Fredi, have you ever heard of hit and run. Put the runner in motion and see if we can avoid the DP’s. And, more bunting practice for the pitchers, Hanson in particular and McLouse. Another pop up bunt by McLouse tonight that barely worked. He needs to learn to square and sacrifice. Instead, he tries to run and drag it for a hit.

Jim Bakker

May 16th, 2011
10:47 pm

Time for one of the last relics of the roids era to go.

count_schemula

May 16th, 2011
11:00 pm

Look at Barry or McGwire’s numbers and tell me when they started ‘roids and how old they were? Now look at Chipper’s stats and tell me when he started taking ‘roids? Now stop with the nonsense.

Wobble Legs

May 16th, 2011
11:02 pm

I have never in my life seen so many inept professional baseball players on one team. It doesn’t do any good to get a hit unless it’s a homer! Get anything less and you’ll still be there when the inning ends. Can anyone (coaches, manager) teach someone how to play this game ala driving in runners? Yes, McCann can ONLY IF there are two outs when he comes up. Otherwise he’s just like everyone else (a whiffer). Prado is the ONLY really reliable player on the team and he can’t do it all himself. Tonight against a last place team, the bench players in for regulars did all the hitting . . . it’s just ridiculous!

Jim Bakker

May 16th, 2011
11:08 pm

You chipper lovers are funny. When he can’t walk anymore,there will be multiple broken noses.

count_schemula

May 16th, 2011
11:28 pm

Yeah. Signing Chipper was the stupidest thing ever in the history of Atlanta sports. He just been so crappy his whole career.

Lobosolo

May 17th, 2011
12:02 am

Wobblebrain… Quick, Man! Get over to the stadium!!! “WE” need your extreme expertise… bring your big “Baseball for Dummies” book, too… oh, that’s right… you don’t have one…

Lobosolo

May 17th, 2011
12:03 am

Wobble, why don’t you and the rest of the armchairs sign up for the MLB package and watch many, many games… you might be surprised how baseball actually works…

Billy Jack's Barbecue & Shrimp Co.

May 17th, 2011
12:20 am

went to the game, darn cold. very cold. unlike hinske. he must eat some barbecue. wow.

jj

May 17th, 2011
12:44 am

Hey Count,there were more players than Barry who thought they needed help to keep up.A lot of guys did things for one year to get the big deal and then backed off.Check out hoe some guys hit a lots of homers and then never reached that total again.We had Little Boone come through here and I remember a secondbaseman at Baltimore.Some guys like Barry and others were already good or may I say great players before they joined the culture and really didn’t need to and are paying the price with their legacy or with declining health.A lot of guys had that great year and got paid and now maybe they are paying.Who knows who they all are and Baseball don’t give a hoot because the Keepers of The Game ganed the most and Mark,Barry,and the rest take the heat.

reckingball

May 17th, 2011
1:12 am

@7:00 pm……….The DH rule is an abomination.
The use of the DH, is not real baseball. It’s sissy-ball.

count_schemula

May 17th, 2011
1:12 am

Boone, Brady Anderson, tons of pitchers, I know. There was a low mound year, astroturf that padded fielding stats and then the ‘roids era. Bonds and McGwire and Sosa are the poster children. I guess that Palmiero guy, ManRam, Ortiz, but I hate the AL, so whatever. I also really don’t like Bonds or McGwire, so they get my special ire. I also think there are a few players that did not use roids, and I don’t like to see their names dragged into it. Just because you were in the bank while it was getting robbed does not make you one of the bank robbers.

count_schemula

May 17th, 2011
1:15 am

Barry did not need help keeping up. Without ‘roids he was going to at least be Willie Mays, and MAYBE break Aaron’s record. But that was not good enough. He was vain, jealous of McGwire and Sosa, and he’s just one player who was awesome, but left me cold. For Bonds it was pure vanity, not trying to keep up and put food the on the table so he and his pal Latrell Sprewell’s kids would not starve to death.

jj

May 17th, 2011
1:36 am

Very true Count,you might not have robbed the bank but sometime it is hard to explain how all of sudden you end up with a lot of money that you can’t explain away.You was just in the area and the robbers dropped a bag and you kept it instead of doing what you should have done and turn it in.Just that one time you thought you had got lucky,but just like the robbers,you’re doing time.Just one bad decision could cost you.Darn,if only I had not got greedy.

count_schemula

May 17th, 2011
1:48 am

Sounds like Bonds. Greed got him what he wanted, except he doesn’t have it. Bonds is the Home Run king in the books, but Aaron is still the HR king to me, and I’m probably not alone in that. I don’t think it was Chippers job to be the ‘roid police, dude has Buck to command.

wjones

May 17th, 2011
5:48 am

“Braves Fan

May 16th, 2011
9:50 pm
LOB Braves,
I couldn’t agree with you more. It just makes me sick. Double plays when a bunt would do. It just goes on and on. LOL”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Guess you must have missed the game the other day where McLouth bunted 4 times. And you might be interested to know that several people on the blog criticized Freddy for that. So I guess he can’t win with you folks, huh?

wjones

May 17th, 2011
5:51 am

“Wobble Legs

May 16th, 2011
11:02 pm
I have never in my life seen so many inept professional baseball players on one team. ”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Guess it’s a miracle that they made the playoffs last year with not nearly the talent they have now, huh? Either you
1. Like to speak in hyperbole.
2. Haven’t watched very much baseball, and have no concept of what this team looked like from 1985-1990.
3. You are an idiot.

wjones

May 17th, 2011
5:56 am

Some of you needed to take an opportunity to catch all the different Yankees-Red Sox games televised over the weekend. Did you see some of the poor averages on these teams? Posada, Jeter, ARod, Tex, Swisher, Drew, Crawford, etc.? And did you see how many times they left people on base without driving them in?

And these two teams have, by far, the most expensive payrolls in the major leagues. This is a much tougher game than many of you realize.

coondog

May 17th, 2011
7:50 am

Enter your comments here

coondog

May 17th, 2011
7:53 am

Wobble Brain LOL, get a clue!!!

Lobosolo

May 17th, 2011
8:12 am

wjones, these armchairs MIGHT have washed out in little league, if they even did that… I’ve never seen a group with less knowledge about a subject offer up their expertise on every facet of the game, from hitting and pitching to managing and running a front office… they seem to have a need to over-compensate for whatever failures they meet in their own lives… Never seen such a crew that seeks out and cries about failure so much in a game that by its nature is so full of it… No clue…

bbkorbel

May 17th, 2011
8:16 am

Lobosolo…you hit it out of the park!

reckingball

May 17th, 2011
8:21 am

wjones @5:51am………..You fogot,
4. All of the above

reckingball

May 17th, 2011
8:25 am

reckingball

May 17th, 2011
8:31 am

The pitching definitely has the upper hand over the hitting, nowadays.

It seems like almost all of the Braves games, keep their fans on the edge of their seats, in the late innings.

Soctt

May 17th, 2011
8:55 am

How long before the media and pundits start scrutinizing Fredi management style?

bbkorbel

May 17th, 2011
9:10 am

Soctt…the so called pundits started scrutinizing before the season started!

Optimism in November Doesn't Win Championships

May 17th, 2011
9:28 am

If you had Chipper injury before May 15th in the pool, you win

Jborodawg

May 17th, 2011
9:35 am

Lobosolo: Amen!

We have a HOF player in Chipper (who still plays great D and still can bat), yet the experts here want to trade him.

We have the #3 team BA in the NL, yet the experts blame TP when some player strikes out.

After the last loss to the Phillies, there were several blaming F.G. for putting Kimbrel in. Duh! He has a 2.18 ERA for the year! I won’t mention the Braves lead the NL in team pitching with a 2.94 staff ERA.

“…Never seen such a crew that seeks out and cries about failure so much in a game that by its nature is so full of it… No clue…” Spot on! They especially come out of the woodwork after a loss. Here we are steadily creeping up on first place in the division, yet they grumble. “…waahh…so and so doesn’t know how to bunt…waaahhh…” ad nausea.

I think baseball is the only sport where one is exceptional if one hits the ball only 30% of the time.

Same deal with Bobby: HOF coach; revered by every other manager in the game (and most if not all the players); yet the experts on these blogs criticized him after every loss and even some of the wins. Incredible. Along that vein, you’re right “Soctt”; it won’t be long before F.G. will be under the gun. Yall gotta remember, at the start of the season, the Braves weren’t expected to compete with Philly this year. I think most pundits picked em 3rd in the NL central. Nobody picked em to go to the WS, that’s for sure. We’ll see. It’s baseball and a long season.

Jborodawg

May 17th, 2011
9:37 am

Wow…sorry! “…NL East…”

Johnny Beach

May 17th, 2011
10:00 am

Bones Jones will make us all eat dirt when he hits his 500th homerun sometime next year. We need Jones

Brave4life-1995 all over again??

May 17th, 2011
10:42 am

Cortisone shots are a hot commodity now a days

KnightInATL

May 17th, 2011
10:48 am

Get the surgery now or this problem will linger throughout the season. The last thing we want is for the discomfort and pain in the knee to return in September.

Remarkable

May 17th, 2011
11:12 am

David, Why is it that Carrol is always writing your articles? Someone I admire once said if two people are exactly alike, one is unnecessary. If two writers write the same article, is one unnecessary?

Carroll Rogers

May 17th, 2011
2:48 pm

Peter Moylan is in recovery from back surgery in LA, which went as planned, the Braves just announced

Speedy Gonzalez

May 17th, 2011
2:48 pm

Does DOB EVER work? I need a JOB like his, where can I apply? No comprende’ Senor

Carroll Rogers

May 17th, 2011
3:01 pm

ah, no wonder Teheran isn’t wearing No. 43 tomorrow. that would be Proctor’s new number

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