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Braves Chipper Jones Gets on Heyward For Not Playing Through Injury

| by Off The Record

Atlanta Braves young phenom Jason Heyward has been missing in action for a while with a bum shoulder. And when he said recently that he wasn’t going to come back until he was 100%, it rubbed some people in the clubhouse the wrong way.

Specifically, Chipper Jones decided to speak out about it.

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“I think where Jason might have erred was the comment that he made, ‘I’m not coming back until it doesn’t hurt anymore.’ That has a tendency to rub people the wrong way,” Jones said. “And we understand where he’s coming from – he wants to be healthy when he plays, so he can go out and give himself the best opportunity to be successful. I get that.

“What Jason needs to realize is that Jason at 80 percent is a force, and Jason at 80 percent is better than a lot of people in this league. And that there are a bunch of his teammates that are out there playing with discomfort and not healthy, and still going at it.”

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In other words: No one is 100% and you have to play through pain, little boy. Knock it off and get out there and play.

We don’t see it happening soon as Heyward hasn’t even started swinging a bat yet.

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