Chad Jones in Critical Condition After Car Crash

New York Giants’ safety Chad Jones is in critical condition after a car crash early this morning, Friday, June 25, 2010.

Chad Jones’ car crashed into a street car pole at about 6 a.m. CT in New Orleans. He was rushed to LSU Public Hospital and said to have suffered a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed. Jones, listed in critical condition, went into surgery as doctors try to save his left leg.

It is unclear at this time what caused Jones to lose control of the vehicle. Police spokeswoman Shereese Harper said it was too early in the investigation to know if Jones was speeding, and police will run toxicology reports to see if alcohol was a factor.

The two other men in the car with Jones were said to be fine.

Rocky Arceneaux, Jones’ agent, issued this statement. “Chad Jones was involved in a serious auto accident early this morning. The severity of Chad’s injuries up to this point is unknown. At this point, we are praying for Chad and ask that everyone does the same.” He added that the 21-year-old player was alert when taken to the hospital and was still in surgery in the early afternoon.

Jones played both baseball and football at LSU and was a third round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2009.

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