The Giants announced today that third-round safety Chad Jones, who underwent eight hours of surgery on his left leg and ankle following a car accident in New Orleans Friday morning, is being transfered to Manhattan's New York Presbyterian-Cornell Weill Medical Center.
Jones had been in the LSU Public Hospital, where doctors worked to restore blood flow to his shattered leg and ankle. He is now expected to undergo other cosmetic and orthopedic procedures in New York.
"Chad has received outstanding medical care from the doctors and nurses in New Orleans since his accident. They've shown great compassion," said Giants vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes. "After consulting with our doctors, Chad's doctors at LSU and his family felt like this move to New York was the next logical step in his care and recovery."
Jones is being moved via MedJet Assist of Birmingham, Ala. He will be accompanied by his girlfriend on the flight, and his parents will follow on a commercial flight shortly thereafter. Director of Player Development Charles Way, who has been with Jones and his family since Saturday, will accompany the safety's parents.