According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the New York Giants have released safety Chad Jones due to a failed physical after suffering what his called “a minor setback,” as he continues to rehab his leg from a car accident in 2010.
“Chad had a severe injury to his left leg, involving a complex tibial fracture with associated injury to muscle, nerves, and vascular structures,” Dr. Scott Rodeo, a Giants associate team physician, said in a statement released by the team, per the NYDN. “This type of injury is often limb threatening, and can sometimes require amputation. He has made a remarkable recovery to date, with successful salvage of the leg.
“However, at this time he has residual sensory loss, muscle weakness, and tenuous soft tissue coverage in the involved lower leg. The resultant functional impairment precludes his ability to perform physically at the level required for professional football.”
Jones was hoping to participate in training camp this summer. One Giants source told Vacchiano that they never expected him to practice or play this year.
Jones’ agent says that they expect a full recovery within the next few months.
“We would like to thank the Giants organization for the manner in which they have supported Chad since his unfortunate accident two years ago,” Arceneaux said. “Their genuine support and caring has far exceeded their obligations and he and his family will be eternally grateful.”
“We consider Chad to be part of the Giants family, and we’ll continue to work with him in his rehab,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “As we’ve said since his accident, we’re thankful he is alive and able to lead a normal life.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone