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> Giants' pick injured

Chad Jones, a two-sport star at LSU who was drafted by the New York Giants, underwent surgery for a broken left leg and ankle Friday following a dawn wreck in which his SUV smashed into a pole.

"The surgery was successful," said Jones' father, Al, after emerging from the hospital on Friday evening. "The rehab is going to take a while."

Jones was in surgery at LSU Public Hospital from midmorning until late afternoon. His father said the major concern related to improving blood flow around the ankle and that it appeared doctors were able to address that.

It was not clear what caused Jones, 21, to lose control of his vehicle at about 6 a.m. on a six-lane thoroughfare with a streetcar line.

Jones was extracted from the SUV, but the two other men riding with him were fine, Harper said. She said it was too early in the investigation to know if Jones was speeding, and police will run toxicology reports to see if alcohol was a factor.

Jones' agent, Rocky Arceneaux, said Jones was alert when taken to the hospital.

> Briefly

* Kate Achter was named an assistant coach for the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team. Familiar to Big 4 fans, Achter was an All-American point guard for Bowling Green. The 2008 graduate led the Falcons to four straight Mid-American Conference titles and is the program's all-time leader in assists (688) and free throws (551).

* Kevin Tompkins of Canisius High School has been invited to the Junior Men's National Team Sweep Selection Camp. He was incorrectly identified in Friday's Buffalo News.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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