The neck injury story for New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has seen several unique highs and lows over the past 48 hours.
It was originally reported that Jones may miss a few weeks due to a strain on his neck during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12. However, when the game got underway on Wednesday, Jones put on his helmet and went to the field to train as part of his normal routine.
So what for?
“Yes, he will practice with us. Sure. He’s going out there today. It’s really been a normal Wednesday for him,” head coach Joe Judge said of Jones. “I’ve made it clear that I expect him to train on Thursday and Friday as well.”
Jones was also announced to the media on Wednesday, which is important because injured players are often not placed in front of a microphone.
“I think I’m going through a week of prep and mentally preparing to play, listening to the coaches and the doctors. My job is to be competitive, so I’m going to go through a week like I always do,” Jones said.
“I think there are some things that coaches and doctors just want to see, but that’s not really – my focus is to keep improving and getting better, and then giving that to them this weekend.”
Jones is listed as a limited participants in Wednesday’s practice session. His sub, Mike Glennon, has lost a few appearances for the first team, but that’s not necessarily out of the norm in East Rutherford.
“We always prepare all of our players. Every week it’s Mike’s job to get ready that if his number is called at any time, before or during the game, he’ll be ready to join and carry out our offense, “Judge said. “We will do the normal rotation that we always do every week. Mike does the rotation every week, so we’ll do the same thing.”
The judge and his game… It never seems to end.
It’s not going to be what Jones starts training on Thursday and Friday, but early signs suggest he will continue. At the very least, Miami will have to prepare for two quarterbacks with very different styles.
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