Giants QB Daniel Jones has a ‘very slim’ chance to play this week
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has a very slim chance to play on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to coach Pat Shurmur. Jones is dealing with a moderate-high ankle sprain and compared it to the one Saquon Barkley suffered earlier in the season.
‘Very slim’ chance Daniel Jones plays because he is not practicing, Shurmur says. Optimism he could return this season. #giants
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) December 5, 2019
Shurmur did say even if Jones can’t go this weekend, he does believe he can return some point before the season ends.
If Jones can’t go, it will be Eli Manning who starts and he is working at getting in a good rhythm with his wide receivers.
“Obviously we’ll see what happens Monday,” Manning said after taking the first-team snaps at practice via ESPN. “But business as usual in a sense get the game plan, start prepping for Philly. Going against a good defense, but also a defense we faced a number of years. Know ’em well. Just get back into the mix with the offensive line and receivers. Make sure the timing is where it needs to be.”
Jones was able to play through a high ankle sprain last year with the Duke Blue Devils and he is confident that he is going to be able to return. He said every day that goes by he is feeling a little better.
“I think they’re good,” Jones said. “Every day since, I’ve been feeling better. I think it should heal up pretty quickly.”
Even if Jones could play on Monday, it might be nice for Manning to start to give him one more start with the Giants as this is probably is his last year in New York.