Post 4th of July Giants notes

While we all wait for the Summer of LeBron to finally come to an end on Thursday, here’s some quick hits on the Giants to whet your football appetite to go along with our football chat on Wednesday until camp starts in August.


Rookie safety Chad Jones remains at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he continues to undergo several surgeries on his left leg.

According to the Giants, Jones underwent plastic surgery on his left leg on Tuesday and will have more procedures over the next several weeks which include additional orthopedic, neurological and vascular procedures on his left leg.

“Since he will undergo several additional procedures over the next few weeks, no prognosis has been given,” Dr. Russell Warren, Hospital for Special Surgery surgeon-in-chief, said in a statement released by the team. "Chad has been removed from intensive care. He will require additional orthopedic, neurological, vascular, orthopedic and plastic surgery care for his left foot and leg over the next several weeks."

Jones broke his left tibia and fibula and had artery and nerve damage in his left thigh after wrecking his Range Rover in New Orleans on June 23.

The Giants had Jones transferred from a New Orleans hospital to New York so they could have their team physicians take care of the injured rookie. Jones’ father, Al Jones, said the rookie has talked to his family about playing football again but it will be a while before it is known whether he will be able to return to the field.

“Nobody has said whether Chad will play again or not," Al Jones told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We're not even asking that question right now. Things are going well. They have shown that they are taking good care of Chad while they're doing what they need to do to make sure their investment is protected."

Jones, who signed a four-year contract worth $2.6 million with a signing guaranteed bonus of $825,965, is expected to rehab in Louisiana once the surgeries are completed.

“Nobody's rushing anything," the father added to the Times-Picayune. "And we're not worried about whether or not Chad can play right now. The life and health of my son is my concern, not his contract. I know he's in good hands."


My man Kerry Rhodes apparently is making quite an impression on one of his new teammates in Arizona already. Rhodes recently tweeted that he was vacationing in the Bahamas. Arizona’s Darnell Dockett recently tweeted this message for his new teammate.

“@kerryrhodes u taking all these trips & (bleep)! I hope u getting ready to play some FOOTBALL cuz antrel rolle would be ready #IMJUSTSAYING”

Antrel Rolle, of course, signed with the Giants as a free agent and coaches and teammates raved about their new safety for displaying leadership skills in offseason workouts. Rhodes is entitled to go wherever he wants during the offseason but this doesn’t help the reputation he developed among his Jets teammates for being too “Hollywood” during his New York tenure.


Defensive end Osi Umenyiora is expected to be a celebrity host on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 1050 today from 3-7 p.m. for the second straight day. Umenyiora is always candid and will certainly chime in on LeBron and the World Cup.