N.Y. Giants' Draft Pick Chad Jones In Critical Condition After Car Wreck (Video)

Samuel IngroAnalyst IJune 25, 2010

New York Giants' third round pick and former Louisiana State University standout Chad Jones was involved in a very serious car accident this morning. The accident happened early on New Orleans streets at 6:15 a.m., according to city officials.

Jones has suffered a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed, indicating he was probably traveling at a high rate of speed. Although no reports of a speed limit in the area have been reported, NOPD public information officer Shereese Harper stated Jones would be charged with careless operation of a vehicle.

At 10:15 a.m., Chad was listed in critical condition and entered surgery at the local hospital, doctors are currently attempting to get blood flowing back to Jones' foot.

Toxicology reports will not be shared for quite some time, as right now it's purely a medical issue and not a legal one.

The Baton Rouge local played in 40 games for LSU at the safety position, winning a national football title in 2007 and one in baseball in 2009. While in college, he posted 157 tackles in three seasons, adding three forced fumbles and five interceptions.

Those numbers were good enough for him to be selected in the 2010 NFL Draft by the New York Giants in the third round. He recently signed his rookie contract, a four-year deal worth a base salary of $2.616 million.

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