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Daniel Jones’ final status for Giants vs. Rams after dangerous hit in Week 5

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The New York Giants got a major injury boost Friday after the team announced that star quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared to play in Week 6.

Jones entered the NFL’s concussion protocol after taking a rather dangerous hit against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. While running for the end zone in the closing minutes of the second quarter, he collided with Dallas linebacker Jabril Cox helmet-to-helmet. Even though Jones was able to get up, it didn’t last long as he wobbled and had to be helped off the field.

Jones didn’t return in the game as the Giants ruled him out with concussion. The Cowboys then went ahead to dominated, 44-20.

Daniel Jones’ injury update is great news for a Giants team riddled with injuries early in the 2021 season. While the star quarterback was able to escape from a serious issue, that is not the same for his teammates.

As reported earlier, running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Kenny Golladay have been ruled out against the Los Angeles Rams due to various injuries suffered last week. Barkley is dealing with a rather serious ankle issue after accidentally rolling it in the match with the Cowboys, while Golladay is nursing a hyperextended left knee.

Aside from the two, Friday’s injury report also labeled OL Ben Bredeson (hand), WR Darius Slayton (hamstring), OL Andrew Thomas (foot) and WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) as questionable for the showdown with the Rams.

With Jones given the green light to play, the Giants should be able to put up a fight against a Rams team that has only lost once this 2021.