Giants safety released from hospital

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones was released from the Hospital for Special Surgery Tuesday after spending nearly a month there following a serious car accident last month.

Jones is expected to return home to New Orleans, but needs further surgery and will return to New York in 6-to-8 weeks for an additional procedure on his left leg.

Jones was involved in the accident June 25 in New Orleans and suffered broken bones in his left leg and ankle, requiring eight hours of surgery at LSU Public Hospital to improve the blood flow in his left foot. He was later transferred to the HSS in New York.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Jones, a 2010 third-round pick who signed his rookie contract with the Giants on June 11, played in 40 games over three seasons at LSU, starting 19 times, including all 13 games as a junior in 2009.

He led the team with three interceptions and was fifth on the team with 74 tackles last season. Jones finished his career with 158 stops and five interceptions.

The Baton Rouge native was a member of the Tigers national championship football team in 2007, as well as being a part of the LSU baseball national title team in 2009.

The Houston Astros selected Jones in the 13th round of the 2007 Major League Draft and he was recently chosen in the 50th round of the 2010 First Year Player Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.


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