Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones missed his second straight game on Sunday after being drilled by a B.J. Upton one-hopper, but the chances do not sound good for him being in the lineup Monday against the Cincinnati Reds.
"He's walking around better," Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully, [he can play on Monday] and maybe even Tuesday. It's going to be something it may be for two months, he's going to have to wear a protector for at least … two months."
After taking the shot on Friday, Chipper plans on using a protective shinguard to make sure his calf does not get re-injured.
"I'm going to have to wear a shinguard the rest of the season," said Jones, who had a bandage over part of the bruised area that was about six inches in diameter. "If I get hit there again, then it's over."
Assuming he can play tonight, the game will start at 7:10 at the Great American Ballpark.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Chipper Jones, MLB