Two years ago, LSU safety Chad Jones was the third-round pick of the Giants in the NFL draft. But shortly after he was drafted, he was injured so badly in a car crash that it looked like he’d never play in the NFL.
Jones, however, has continued working and rehabilitating his serious leg injury, and Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that Jones was outside running today at the team’s workout session. These are the first activities Jones has been able to participate in with his Giants teammates since that accident.
Before the Giants’ workouts, Jones told Newsday that people are going to be impressed with what kind of shape he’s in.
“I’m definitely going up there to show what I can do,” Jones said. “I’m looking forward to being able to participate and show that I can still move around with the guys and I’m looking forward to it just to show them. Even if it’s two or three reps to show that I can still do it and I still have it in me.”
Anything Jones can do on a football field represents incredible progress.