Braves 3B Jones likely out for year with knee woes

By: AP
By: AP
Chipper Jones

Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones left Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros early after his injury.

ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones' agent says he'll need surgery on his injured left knee and is likely done for the season.

The Atlanta Braves third baseman had already said he would
consider retirement at the end of the year, and he may have played
his last game after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday
while fielding a ground ball at Houston.

His agent, BB Abbott, told The Associated Press on Thursday that
Jones will definitely need surgery - most likely as soon as
possible, which would end his season.

Jones came back from a disappointing start to hit .265 with 10
homers and 46 RBIs for the first-place Braves.

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