The next stage of Giants safety Chad Jones’ long recovery from leg and ankle surgery will take place close to his new professional team.
Jones will be transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center for plastic surgery and possible additional orthopedic procedures, the Giants announced on Tuesday.
The NFL often gets criticized for treating its players coldly, so we’d like to applaud the efforts of the Giants and the NFL here. The Giants’ Director of Player Development Charles Way has been with Jones in New Orleans and will travel with his parents to New York. Jones will travel with his girlfriend.
“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.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also called the Jones family and offered to take care of hotel accommodations while Jones is treated in New York.