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Braves Lose Chipper Jones For Season With Torn ACL

It wasn’t too long ago that the Braves were enjoying a 7 games lead at the top of the NL East and all was good in Atlanta. Fast forward to just a couple weeks later and things are looking decidedly worse for the Braves.

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The Phillies have went on a tear and closed the gap to as little as one game(it’s 2.5 right now). Now, the Braves learned that they’ve lost Chipper Jones for the year.

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The news all Braves fans were dreading today has finally come. Third baseman Chipper Jones will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. The Braves lose their leader on the field. They lose perhaps their most important hitter. This will be a huge blow to morale on the team, and a most unfortunate way for such a respected player like Jones to end his season, and possibly his career.

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Is the writing on the wall for the Braves now? Can they possibly hold onto to first without Chipper? I guess it’s fair to point out that losing all your best players to injury hasn’t sunk the Phillies.