The New York Giants announced Monday that safety Chad Jones has been waived.
Jones, a 2010 third-round NFL Draft pick who was severely injured in a car accident two months after the draft, was waived after not passing a physical.
"Chad had a severe injury to his left leg, involving a complex tibial fracture with associated injury to muscle, nerves, and vascular structures," said Dr. Scott Rodeo, a Giants associate team physician. "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 is officially listed as waived/failed physical.
"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."
Jones, through his agent, thanked the Giants organization and said that he anticipates a full recovery within a few months.