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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Jones thinking about playing football

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Chad Jones’ football future may be uncertain but that hasn’t stopped the Giants safety from thinking about playing again.

Al Jones, the rookie’s father, told the New York Post that his son is thinking about playing football again not long after undergoing serious surgery on his left leg. Rocky Arceneaux, Jones’ agent, told USA Today that his client should be able to walk and run again based on the type of athlete he is.

“Football is always going to be on Chad's mind,” Al Jones told the Post’s Peter Finney Jr. outside the LSU Trauma Center. “When he's 90-years-old with great-grandchildren, he's going to be thinking about playing football again. It has to be that way.”

“That's his first love, that's his love. Quite naturally, he's thinking about a whole lot of other things, too, but he's glad to be able to think about those things.”

Al Jones said doctors were able to restore blood flow to his son’s foot and ankle to avoid the possibility of amputation. He said the safety had surgery to repair a broken left tibia and fibula but that Jones was improving so much he was talking a lot more than just football with his parents.

"Chad is talking, Chad is alert,” the father said. “He's almost back to the old Chad again. He just wants everybody to know that he's doing fine. He's going to come through it, and we as a family wish to thank everybody for all the love that they've shown him and let them know that it's greatly appreciated."

Al Jones said he had not discussed the circumstances of what happened on Friday morning when his son lost control of his Range Rover and collided with a metal pole. New Orleans police cited Jones for careless operation of a vehicle and administered toxicology tests. Arceneaux told USA Today that New Orleans police had received toxicology results.

“I’m not certain but I do not think alcohol was involved in the accident,” Arceneaux said.