Chipper Jones was out of Monday’s lineup with a scheduled day off, but he benefitted from the time to rest because his right knee has started bothering him again.
It had been two weeks since Jones received two shots of cortisone in his right knee, and he said Monday morning that’s begun to wear off. The pain returned after playing a 12-inning game against the Reds Saturday night.
“Knee is starting to bark again,” said Jones, who was diagnosed with torn cartilage in his right knee on May 15, the opposite one from his season-ending surgery last August. “I knew that going in. I’ve had enough (cortisone shots) over the years. It’s only going to mask so much for so long.”
Jones saw immediate improvement from the cortisone two weeks ago and avoided the prospects of having arthrosopic surgery and missing two to three weeks of action.
Jones said he considers playing on it “doable” but he’ll have to do it in more pain. He can’t have any more cortisone in the