Giants Expecting Daniel Jones to Miss Time with Hamstring Injury

Daniel Jones

The New York Giants are bracing for the worst when it comes to the hamstring injury that quarterback Daniel Jones suffered in the team’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the team is expecting Jones to miss extended time moving forward, as they await the results on an MRI.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the initial belief is that the injury is “pretty bad”, and more tests are scheduled for Monday which will help determine the full extent of Jones’ injury.

“Yeah, I would say I’m optimistic [about next week] at this point right now. Now I don’t want to go ahead and say ‘Yay’ or ‘Nay’ because I don’t have the medical information at this time,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said. “So, again, once he talks to the doctors and we get the information, I’m sure he’s going to try everything he can.

“But I am optimistic just knowing what he’s played through before and how he’s handled different things. Again, I have to be fair to the player. I don’t know how he feels physically. I don’t know what the severity of the injury is. So I have to make sure I have that information. Obviously we don’t want to put any player on the field if they can’t properly defend themselves or compete.”

Colt McCoy took over for Jones when he went down with the injury at the end of a 7-yard run during the early part of the third quarter.

“Yeah, just felt it on that play and didn’t feel like I could get a lot on it really or do what I needed to do to be effective and move the ball and throw it accurately,” Jones said. “Just look to rehab it, do whatever I can to heal it up as fast as I can.”