Mon., March 26, 2012 10:26am (EDT)

Chipper Jones In Surgery
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Braves general manager, Frank Wren, says Chipper Jones (pictured above) should return for the Braves home opener. (photo courtesy Cristine Maybourne)
Braves general manager, Frank Wren, says Chipper Jones (pictured above) should return for the Braves home opener. (photo courtesy Cristine Maybourne)
Chipper Jones will miss the start of his farewell season.

Two days after Atlanta's third baseman announced this will be his final year, Braves general manager Frank Wren says the 39-year-old Jones will undergo arthroscopic surgery Monday, to repair torn meniscus in his left knee and will open the season on the disabled list.

Wren says Jones should return in time for the club's April 13 home opener.

Jones missed two weeks last season after having arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.