NEW ORLEANS -- Chad Jones, a two-sport star at LSU who was drafted by the New York Giants/Milwaukee Brewers, underwent surgery Friday for a broken left leg and ankle following a single-car, early morning wreck in which his SUV smashed into a pole.
Jones was admitted to the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans in critical condition. His agent, Rocky Arceneaux, disclosed the injuries to The Associated Press. He added that the 21-year-old player was alert when taken to the hospital and was still in surgery in the early afternoon.
New Orleans' WWL-TV reported Jones suffered "a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed," and that doctors were trying to restore blood flow into Jones' foot.