According to a report from WWLTV.com in New Orleans, Giants rookie safety Chad Jones was involved in a serious auto accident in that city early this morning and is listed in critical condition. The report added that Jones suffered a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed and was undergoing surgery.

UPDATE: WWLTV.com is now reporting that Jones lost control while driving an SUV, crashed into a street pole, and that two passengers were also injured.

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Pat Hanlon, the Giants' vice president of communications, Tweeted that the team was aware of the reports and was gathering information.

Jones, who was drafted out of LSU, was the a third-round selection by the Giants in April and the first of the team's picks to sign a contract. He played football and baseball at LSU.