Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, left, is helped off the field by head trainer Jeff Porter, right, after being injured while fielding a ground ball and throwing to first base during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
To baseball and bad news for the braves, third baseman Chipper Jones is done for the season, he Is headed for surgery to repair a torn a-c-l in his left knee. He suffered that injury after landing on the knee while making this terrific play on a ground ball in Houston Tuesday.
It means he won't be in the lineup to help atlanta try to hold off the charging Phillies in the East. It also brings up the question has Chipper played his final game? After slumping to start this season, the 38 year old hinted he was thinking about a midseason retirement. His bat came alive, he's now hitting 265 with 10 homers and 46 rbi....and he shelved the retirement talk. Rehabbing the knee is a 6 month process, but if he does want to play on, the 28 million the Braves owe him over the next two seasons is good motivation.