The New York Giants have received minimal positive news regarding Daniel Jones’ hamstring injury.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that tests on Jones’ hamstrings show the QB avoided a major injury.
The signalman has an outside chance to play in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, but the team will have a better idea of his availability in the coming days, Rapoport added.
“There are more question marks than answers right now,” coach Joe Judge told reporters. “We have to see how he moves in a few days. ”
Jones changed the hamstrings midway through the third quarter of Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He came out after an awkward pass, with substitute Colt McCoy finishing the race for the basket. On the Giants’ next possession, Jones tried to come back, but looked gimpy and came away for good after just two games.
McCoy, who started a game for Washington in 2019, would start if Jones was indeed not ready to face the Seahawks. The 34-year-old quarterback had 6 of 10 passes for 31 yards of relief against the Bengals. After finishing the first practice with a basket, the Giants scored two more goals in five possessions with McCoy at the helm to edge the Bengals to two wins.
The Giants sit atop the NFC East heading tonight Monday night football game between the Eagles and the Seahawks. Big Blue has a tough slate to play with with games against Seattle, Arizona, Cleveland and Baltimore before ending with Dallas.
Hamstrings are tricky injuries to face without fine-tuning, so Joe Judge’s side might need McCoy to stabilize the ship if they are to stay in the division through this difficult time in games.