NY Giant Rookie, Chad Jones Has Been Reported To Be In Critical Condition
According to WWL-TV in Louisiana, Jones suffered a fractured left leg with arteries and nerves exposed. He was listed in critical condition and taken into surgery. WWL.com reported, via Jones' father, Alfred, that Chad was alert when paramedics transported him to the hospital.
Images of Jones' car in the aftermath of the accident surfaced on tigerdroppings.com, showing the completely totaled vehicle.
Jones was a third-round pick by the Giants in April's NFL Draft out of LSU. Louisiana's WDSU.com called Jones "perhaps one of the best athletes in the history of LSU." Jones won a national title with the Tigers' football team in 2008, then repeated the feat as a pitcher on LSU's baseball team in 2009.
LSU football coach Les Miles responded to Friday morning's incident on Twitter: "Just got news about Chad Jones' car accident. We are praying for Chad and his family. Keep him in your prayers."
The Giants were hoping that the athletic Jones could add some depth in the secondary, behind offseason acquisitions Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant. Jones recently signed his rookie contract, a four-year deal worth a reported $2.6 million.