Sunday, April 09, 2006

Chipper Jones Injury Assessed as Sprained Ankle

Atlanta 3B Chipper Jones tried to field a grounder and slipped on wet grass in Sunday's game with San Francisco, coming up clutching his surgically repaired right knee. Trainers, however, were quoted as saying the injury was not to the knee but to his ankle, which merely sustained a sprain. The 33-year-old Jones was able to gingerly place weight on his leg as he limped off the field, perhaps indicating he had not aggravated his sensitive anterior cruciate ligament. Jones' ACL was surgically repaired after he tore it running to first base when he was 21. Last year Jones missed time with a strained rotator cuff, a torn foot ligament, a strained oblique and other ills, being limited to just 358 AB. Jones is not expected to miss excessive time due to his latest complaint.