EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Chad Jones today is being transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center from the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans.
The team has arranged for MedJet Assist of Birmingham, Alabama to transport Jones from Louisiana to New York.
Jones, a safety from LSU who was the Giants' third-round draft choice this year, was seriously injured in an auto accident early Friday morning in New Orleans. He suffered fractures to his left leg and ankle and underwent eight hours of surgery to improve the blood flow in his left foot.
Jones, who will be accompanied on the flight by his girlfriend Jade Newman, is being transferred to New York for plastic surgery and possibly additional orthopedic procedures.
"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."
Charles Way, the Giants' Director of Player Development, has been with Jones in New Orleans since Saturday and will accompany Jones' parents, Patti and Al, back to New York on a commercial flight today.
"Charles Way has been a great resource for all of us -- Chad, his family and our organization -- since he arrived in New Orleans," said Barnes. "Commissioner (Roger) Goodell called Chad and his family in the hospital on Sunday evening and offered to provide hotel accommodations while Chad is being observed and treated in New York. Everybody has been very supportive."
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