Think Your Torn ACL is Bad? Try Chad Jones’ Injury
Think Your Torn ACL is Bad? Try Chad Jones’ Injury!
For every athlete out there, if this doesn’t inspire you, you must not be alive. This will put your torn ACL into great perspective as to how good your life is, not only compared to Chad Jones, but compared to each living person on this planet that is far less fortunate than you are.
Would you rather have an almost-severed leg or a torn ACL? Rhetorical? Of course!
Chad Jones was a tremendous dual-sport athlete playing both collegiate football and baseball. After leaving LSU, Chad Jones was drafted in 2010 by the New York Giants, but encountered a horrific car accident. This is a truly sad and horrific accident, but this man was given a second chance at life…
When you’re so great for so long, you forget what it’s like to be at the bottom and to have that drive and fire burning inside you to be great. However, after failing strenuous physicals to make it to the NFL, he had to give it up…
“Giving up that football dream was hard, man,” Jones said recently. “It was definitely one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do because I had been working so hard to try and get back for 2½ years. -Via Nola.com
Imagine being a dominate athlete all your life, then having a tragic car accident, then having to give up the one thing you love most, your sport. Luckily for Chad Jones, he was able to pursue his secondary athletic career in baseball. He was drafted in 2013 by the Cincinnati Reds
“This is my second chance, and lot of people don’t even get a first chance like the one I had,” Jones said. “This is a blessing, and I’m not going to mess it up.” – Via Nola.com
Keep on pushing, Chad Jones. And your athletes coming back from a torn acl or similar knee injury, stay motivated and accomplish every daily challenge!