Daniel Jones has remained sidelined for practice, is in a walking boot
#Giants coach Pat Shurmur tells reporters that QB Daniel Jones is in a walking boot with a mild high-ankle sprain… and Eli Manning will “very likely” start on Monday. So, Manning gets a potential farewell tour, after all.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2019
Jones was injured during a run at the end of the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers. He was able to stay in the game and he seemed to be fine.
On Tuesday, the rookie felt more soreness and underwent an MRI. The MRI revealed that he didn’t need surgery but he needs some time to heal. According to Shurmur, the high ankle sprain is similar to the one Saquon Barkley suffered earlier in the year.
No injury is ever a good thing, especially for a franchise quarterback, but this could actually work out okay. Manning probably won’t be brought back next year by the Giants, so this next game against the Eagles or the next couple of games could be a send-off to one of the best players in Giants history.
The Giants’ Week 14 matchup with the Eagles is on the road, but if he starts the following week too, it will be at home. That would be a chance for Giants fans to say thank you one more time for everything the two-time Super Bowl champion did for their franchise.
A matchup with the Dolphins should be a competitive game, too. That could lead to Manning winning one last game in New York, and that would be a storybook ending to his Giants career.