Chipper has sixth knee surgery

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Chipper Jones retirement tour has already gotten off to a bad start. The Atlanta Braves third baseman underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his knee today. The procedure was needed for some torn meniscus but the veteran says he should be back on the field next week and ready for the teams home opener on April 13th.

Chipper Jones and Dr. Marvin Royster convened Monday for another knee surgery on the Braves third baseman, who had a successful arthroscopic procedure for torn meniscus and hopes to be back for the April 13 home opener against Milwaukee.

“So far, so good,” Jones said in a text message to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “A little groggy.”

Jones injured his left knee during a stretching drill on Thursday, only about an hour before a previously scheduled press conference in which he announced this would be his final season as a player. He returned to Atlanta for the surgery. (David O’Brien – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

This is just another reason why he’s retiring. It’s his sixth knee surgery, this meniscus surgery was on his left knee and don’t forget he had the same thing on his right knee last summer.

Thankfully it’s just a minor procedure would hate to see him miss significant time during his farewell tour.

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