Chad Jones will be flown to New York hospital today

The New York Giants have arranged to have Chad Jones transported from the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center today as the rookie safety begins his recovery from a serious one-vehicle car accident last week.

The team announced that Jones will be flown by MedJet Assistt of Birmingham, Ala., from Louisiana to New York. There are questions whether or not the third-round draft pick from LSU will be able to continue his football career after he fractured multiple bones in his left leg and required a full day of surgery to save his left foot and ankle.

Jones will require plastic surgery and potentially need additional orthopedic procedures in his recovery.

“Chad has received outstanding medical care from the doctors and nurses in New Orleans since his accident. They've shown great compassion,” Giants vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes said in the release. “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.”

Former running back Charles Way, the team’s director of player development, is going to accompany Jones’ parents – Al and Patti – to New York as well.

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