Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is scheduled to undergo knee surgery on Monday, March 26 to repair torn meniscus in his left knee. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Marvin Royster in Atlanta, Ga.
Jones is expected to miss about three weeks and is anticipated to return for the Braves home opener on Friday, April 13 vs. Milwaukee Brewers. This will be the sixth knee surgery of his career and comes just days after he announced that 2012 would be his final season.
I hope he can get back and finish his final season by being on the field and playing ball. Jones will turn 40 in April and this will be his 19th season playing for the Braves.
He can still hit the ball with the best of them and showed that last season with a .275 batting average 18 home runs and 70 runs batted in at 39 years old. What’s impressive to me is he did that in 126 games.
Now the debate will begin about whether he belongs in Cooperstown. What’s your opinion?