The NY Giants are hopeful that Daniel Jones can return to action, perhaps as early as Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, after a right hamstring injury against the Bengals
NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones received good news from initial testing on his injured right hamstring.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Giants are optimistic that Jones will return to action this season. Perhaps as early as Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks:
"“#Giants QB Daniel Jones underwent tests on his hamstring today,” Rapoport tweeted. “nd sources say he did avoid major injury. He has an outside chance at playing Sunday, though they’ll know more if he’s able to get on the field and test it in a few days. NYG will have plans with Jones & without him.”"
The Giants are scheduled to return to practice Wednesday, and Jones’ status for next week’s game likely is dependent on whether he is able to protect himself on the field and how effective he can be while navigating any lingering effects of the injury.
Jones suffered the injury while trying to run for a first down in the third quarter of Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. After going into the medical tent to receive treatment on the sideline, Jones tried to return to the field for the Giants’ ensuing possession but departed for good after two plays when he came up lame trying to throw a pass.
Colt McCoy came on in relief of Jones, and finished just 6-of-10 passing for 31 yards, while adding five rushes for seven yards.
If Jones is unable to play next Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, McCoy will likely get the start for the Giants.