Chipper Jones has torn ACL

Updated: August 13, 2010, 2:38 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones may have played his last game in the major leagues after tearing up his left knee while fielding a ground ball.

The Atlanta Braves said Thursday that the 38-year-old third baseman tore his anterior cruciate ligament and will need surgery. The estimated recovery time is six months, short enough to be ready for the next Opening Day -- if Jones decides to return in 2011.

He had already said he would consider retirement after a season that's now ended sooner than ...

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