NFL Rookie Hurt in Car Crash: I'll Play Again

Giants' Chad Jones plans to return despite severe leg injury
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2010 4:48 PM CDT
Giants safety Chad Jones looks on during rookie camp in East Rutherford, NJ, April 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
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(Newser) – Chad Jones, the New York Giants rookie so severely injured in a car crash that doctors feared he might lose his left foot, is vowing to play football again, his father tells the New York Post. "It's already a miracle, so we're just going to take that miracle and make a bunch of miracles after that," says Al Jones, a high school principal in New Orleans, where his 21-year-old son crashed his SUV into a pole early Friday morning. He faces a lengthy period of rehab.

Chad Jones was ticketed for careless operation, and police said they do not believe the 6:15am crash was alcohol-related. The former LSU football and baseball star has spoken with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, and the team's director of player development visited in the hospital, Jones' dad says. "He's in a little pain and he's a little uncomfortable, but he's very articulate. Of course, he's a little sedated, but the hospital is doing a great job with him."

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