Doctors, Agent Are OptimisticChad Jones' agent and doctors are optimistic that the rookie safety, who was severely injured in a car accident two days ago, could possibly return to football as early as next season (2011).
"I'm optimistic. I would like to hope so. He's such a great athlete. I think if anybody could pull it off and come back from this, it would be Chad," his agent, Rocky Arceneaux said.He went on to add that Jones is "100% committed to football," but left the possibility open that Jones could decide to play baseball -he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 50th round of the MLB Draft- if it's easier on his foot.
The surgery to save Jones' foot lasted seven hours, but was completed successfully by New Orleans doctors. And while I still weigh in on the pessimistic side of things, I am extremely happy to hear that Jones will at least be able to walk again. His injuries were quite traumatic and it's a small miracle that they were able to save his lower extremities.
"As I've always said, the things that got Chad to this point -- his attitude, his discipline, his desire, the things that you can put together in one person's heart and his mind -- are all the same tools and abilities that will get him out of it," his Father, Al Jones said. "That's what we believe, and the future is going to take care of itself. It's already a miracle, so we're just going to take that miracle and make a bunch of miracles after that."As I'm sure many of you can relate, I wish the best for Chad and his family. I'd love to see him return to the Giants next year, but at this point, I am just happy he was able to survive this without any further life-changing issues.