Chipper Jones admits that whether or not his knee allows him to be in the lineup will be a daily decision.
Chipper is playing Wednesday, but he sat out two of the previous four games before that. “I told (Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez) if my knee feels good, I want to play,” said Jones. “It felt good the last day against Pittsburgh, and it felt really bad (Tuesday). It bounced back, it feels good today, so back in there.” Jones has begun a new weight-training program to strengthen the muscles around his knee in hopes of limiting the swelling and joint pain. “Whenever you get fluid in the joint, the muscles around it shut down, they atrophy,” Jones said. “You?ve got weak knees and Bubba (trainer Jeff Porter) told me I wouldn?t make it to the All-Star break if I didn?t get on some kind of weight program.”