Giants' Scott injured in car accident

Updated: May 13, 2011, 2:41 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk |

NEW YORK -- New York Giants running back Charles Scott is in a hospital in Louisiana, recovering from an automobile accident.

Jonathan Perzley, Scott's agent, said the running back is getting better and did not suffer any career-threatening injuries in the accident, which occurred Wednesday night. Scott, 22, who is on the Giants' roster as a reserve/future player, is expected to be in the hospital for a few more days.

"The injuries are not life-threatening nor are they career-threatening," Perzley said. "He's a very resilient kid. He will bounce back quick. Any time there is a bad car accident, you thank God he's alive. He is doing well and getting better by the hour."

Drafted out of LSU by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round in 2010, Scott was on the Giants' practice squad last season.

He was a passenger in the car accident, according to WGMB in Baton Rouge. Scott initially was in the hospital's ICU, but since has been moved out.

Scott is the second Giants player to be involved in a car accident in Louisiana in the past year. Former LSU standout safety Chad Jones, who was drafted in the third round by the Giants in 2010, required intensive surgery to save his leg after his car struck a pole last June. Jones missed his entire rookie season and is currently rehabbing. It remains to be seen whether he will ever return to the football field.

"I just want to thank all my friends, fans & family for the many needed prayers and support," Scott said via his Twitter account. "I'm doing well and will be home soon. Love y'all."

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