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Daniel Jones is ‘very unlikely’ to play on Monday

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is very unlikely to play on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to coach Pat Shurmur.

Jones has been dealing with a high ankle sprain and it seems there is some doubt if Jones will be able to return at all this season. He suffered the injury against the Green Bay Packers, but was able to finish the game. At the time, it didn’t seem like a major issue after the game. As the days went on the pain got worse though, and he went for an MRI on Monday.

With Jones out the Giants will turn back to Eli Manning. This is a chance for him to finish his career with the Giants strong. It’s hard to imagine he will be back next season in New York, so however many games he plays will be Giants fans last chance to see one of the best players in team history lead the team.

“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.”

On the season Manning has completed 62.9 percent of his passes, 556 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.