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Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones announced this week that this season will be his last. His last season has not gotten off to the start that he might have been hoping for as he is now scheduled to undergo knee surgery. On Monday, the future Hall of Famer will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

The injury Jones sustained was while the veteran was stretching before batting practice according to ESPN. Jones suffered a similar injury last season but Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez believes Jones will return by the home season opener this season.

“When he had it last year, it was only 17 day, and talking to Chipper, he feels like he can make it back for our home opener (April 13th) The difference between this year and last year, last year he was in midseason form when he did it. Now he’s in conditioning mode, so it’s possible it can be another week,” said Gonzalez.

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