Daniel Jones Has a High Ankle Sprain; Status for Monday Night in Doubt

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Patricia Traina

Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has a moderate high-ankle sprain, head coach Pat Shurmur revealed Wednesday.

Jones suffered the injury to his right ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Packers when linebacker Preston Smith landed with all of his weight on Jones' right leg, bending it at an awkward angle midway through the second quarter. Jones had his ankle re-taped and didn't miss a snap, but he was sore the next day, according to Shurmur who spoke with the media via conference call.

Shurmur said that Jones, who is in a  protective walking boot, won't practice Wednesday or Thursday, adding that his injury isn't as severe as the one that cost Saquon Barkley three games earlier in the year.

Further, Jones' availability for Monday night's game against the Eagles doesn't look good, as Shurmur said it's "very likely" Eli Manning, who was demoted after Week 2 for Jones, will get the start.  

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Bigblue44
Bigblue44

Eli is gonna get killed like he always does when we play the Iggles!!!

JonGerstein
JonGerstein

I admire Jones’ toughness. Amazing that he didn’t miss a snap.

Cowboyup
Cowboyup

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The one that" cost Barkley three games," but he gained one yard on thirteen carries in one of his "early return from injury games," and only looked healthy last week. So Jones is a concern here.....wont it be great if the team starts winning with ELI? Will this show that coach Shurmur is well-prepared, or doesn't know what he is doing? At one point, the entire plan was to play Eli and let Jones develop .


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