Giants' Safety Sustained Severe Leg Injuries In SUV AccidentAccording to Ken Palmer at The Giant Insider, Giants' rookie safety Chad Jones' doctors are hopeful the promising star will keep both legs after being involved in a horrific car crash earlier today.
Jones slammed his SUV into a pole on a New Orleans street at 6:15 AM this morning, severely injuring his left leg. WWL-TV in New Orleans reported that "Jones, 21, suffered multiple fractures to his left leg, including shattering both his tibia and fibula, and had arteries and nerves exposed after he slammed into a streetcar pole on North Carrollton Avenue heading towards Canal Street in a one-car accident."
Right now that is all the information that can be confirmed regarding Jones' condition. We will have more as the story develops.This is the second motor vehicle accident involving a Giants player in the past month. On May 28th, DE Mathias Kiwanuka and his brother Benedict were involved in a motorcycle accident in Indiana. Mathias was not hurt but his brother suffered critical injuries.
Before leaving mini-camp, Head Coach Tom Coughlin stressed to the players the need to be safe.
"What you talk about here is when you make a choice make sure it is in the best interest of you and your family. And always make sure that whatever you decide to do, don't do anything that you wouldn't be proud of if it was on the front page." said Coughlin on June 17th in response to player behavior (notably the Kiwanuka incident).
A New Orleans police spokeswoman said Jones' two other passengers in the vehicle who suffered minor injuries but did not warrant hospital attention. The spokeswoman also stated that Jones would be charged with "careless operation of a vehicle".