Jones responding well to treatment

Updated: April 20, 2004, 4:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones avoided the disabled list Monday, but the Atlanta Braves outfielder is expected to miss at least five to seven days with a hamstring injury.

Chipper Jones
Jones

Jones re-injured the hamstring in yesterday's 3-to-2 win over the Florida Marlins. While trying to chase down a fly ball in the left-center gap, he collapsed against the wall, clutching the back of his right leg. He had to be taken off the field on a cart.

Braves officials say Jones has responded well enough to treatment to keep him from being placed on the disabled list for the first time since 1996.

Jones initially hurt the hamstring on April 11 against the Chicago Cubs. He missed the next two games but returned to the lineup on Thursday.

Jones is hitting .314 with three of his team's 10 homers.


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