Chipper’s not getting better fast enough. Bobby said yesterday “I don’t think Chipper’s close to playing.”
So he’s likely headed to the DL, at the very least when they bring Kotsay back tomorrow as he completes his rehab assignment. That lingering quad injury will keep Chipper out of the crucial series this week against the Phillies. If it continues to bother him, you can be sure he won’t risk hurting it in the All-Star game.
Chipper said in the AJC today “Make no bones about it, I would love to play in [the All-Star game], but if my body doesn’t allow me, that’s just a tough break.”
Chipper also admitted that he should likely have been on the DL before now. “We probably should have DL’d me right when it happened. I knew it was worse than the previous time it happened. But the competitive side of me wanted to keep playing. I’ve always been a quick healer, and I thought I’d be able to play in five or six days.”
When you can’t run it doesn’t matter how well you can hit. We’ll pray Chipper heals quickly and that Tex can carry the team while he’s out. Get well soon, Chip.
Tags: Chipper Jones, Disabled List, Injuries
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