Friday, August 13, 2010

Chipper Plans Comeback After Knee Surgery

Larry Wayne Jones, Junior ((or "Chipper" to the rest of us)) says he is not retiring without trying to come back from the knee surgery that will end his 2010 season.

Jones tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on the play below Tuesday in Houston, and will have surgery on the knee Saturday.

Chipper says now is not the right time to "make a decision to quit." He says he will go through rehab before making that final decision.

He said earlier this season he would think about retirement after the season after a slow start offensively, combined with nagging injuries, but he has hit over .300 recently to bring his average around the .260 mark.

The expected recovery time is about six months, which would put him ready to participate in spring training in 2011.

Here's the injury again, thanks to our friends at MyFoxAtlanta and WAGA-TV

And here's Chipper's presser in the AuxBox...
FOSG Buck Lanford was present and accounted for...

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