Jones, 22, has undergone more than a dozen surgeries and still needs at least one more -- and perhaps a few more minor procedures -- as his leg and a peroneal nerve continue to heal. He has a metal rod through his shin, with two screws near his ankle and two screws under his kneecap.At the time, there were reports that amputation was a possibility, so the fact that Jones has recovered to a point where he can jog is great news. He considers himself to be about 70%.
One of the most interesting parts of the article is that Jones is open to a position change if it means getting on the field.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Jones is so focused on returning to football that he has even contemplated switching to linebacker if he doesn't regain his 4.5 speed, or is unable to play safety, the position he plans on playing. Prior to the accident, Giants coaches sometimes mentioned how he had a linebacker's size.Even at 70%, he still might actually be an upgrade for the Giants at the linebacker position...
Jones was my favorite pick of the 2010 draft; I thought he could make an immediate impact and eventually become a leader in our secondary. Although he still has a tough road ahead, I will not count him out unless he decides to throw in the towel. We at Giants Football Blog wish him the best in his recovery.