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Chad Jones makes progress, has a long way to go

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In April, Chad Jones was the New York Giants’ third-round draft pick. In June, he suffered serious leg injuries in a car crash, ensuring that he’d miss all of 2010 and raising doubts about whether he could ever play in the NFL.

Eight months after that crash, Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger has new video showing the progress of Jones’ rehab, and it’s impressive: Jones can jog on a treadmill, and he can do agility drills. Considering how severe Jones’ injuries were, that’s significant progress.

But Jones still has a very long way to go before he could play safety in the NFL. It’s clear from watching him move in the videos that he’s making great progress by the standards of a regular person recovering from serious leg injuries, but to play in the NFL you have to do a lot more than what a regular person does.

Whether Jones ever plays in an NFL game or not, it’s inspiring that he’s made so much progress.

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4 Responses to “Chad Jones makes progress, has a long way to go”
  1. usfdrewhamilton says: Feb 11, 2011 4:27 PM

    Glad to hear he’s making progress.

  2. lotusfather says: Feb 11, 2011 6:06 PM

    Would be a very inspirational story if he makes it back and plays, even more so if he ends up starting at all during his career.

    Wishing him the best of luck.

  3. cup1981 says: Feb 11, 2011 7:56 PM

    Here’s to Chad Jones making a full recovery, returning and dominating the NFL (with the Steelers of course).

  4. nybeez80 says: Feb 11, 2011 8:41 PM

    No one will question Chad Jones’ love of the game of football again after seeing how hard he has worked to get back to the field. However no one is talking about how classy the Giants have been in this situation. Teams like the Redskins would have released him without immediately but the Giants have kept him on the injured list and will have him work at their facility even though that they know he will never play football again. In this cutthroat business they remain arguably the classiest organization in the NFL.

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