New York Giants third-rounder and former LSU two-sport star Chad Jones has been hospitalized after a nasty ((understatement)) car accident.
LSU athletics spokesman Michael Bonnette says the former Tigers safety and baseball standout was injured in a single-vehicle accident in New Orleans on Friday.
The university says Jones was admitted to LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans in guarded condition. Jones' father, Al Jones, tells The Advocate of Baton Rouge that
his son was alert after the accident.
Jones suffered multiple fractures including shattering both his tibia and fibula, and had arteries and nerves exposed after he slammed into a streetcar pole
Here's the early word from our friends at WWL-TV
Juan Kincaid of WWL-TV relays the following from the Friday evening at the hospital after Jones was out of surgery and in a room able to visit with family: “He looked like Chad,” said his father, Al Jones, after seeing him the hospital. “The surgery was successful. I want to thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers, the numerous phone calls, text messages and e-mails…It just lets you know the type of person Chad is and how well loved he is.”
“It is just a matter of the healing process right now.”