New York Giants news: Daniel Jones’ hamstring injury is ‘pretty bad’

By Vincent Frank
Nov 29, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) is injured during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants News: Quarterback Daniel Jones exited Sunday’s Week 12 NFL contest against the Cincinnati Bengals with a hamstring injury in the third quarter.

The second-year quarterback did not return to action. Instead, veteran Colt McCoy closed it out en route to helping the Giants to their third straight win and a first-place status in the NFC East. We now have more information on Jones, and it’s not great.

New York Giants news: Daniel Jones hamstring injury “pretty bad”

“A source told ESPN the initial belief is that it’s a ‘pretty bad’ hamstring injury. More tests are scheduled Monday to determine the full extent of the injury,” Jordan Raanan noted after Sunday’s game.

A video shows what some have described as a hamstring strain. As you can see, Jones was clutching for the back of his leg after the run.

That’s not a great sign. It’s also important to note that hamstring injuries have a way of lingering. Pending the status of the tests he receives Monday, Jones likely won’t be available for the Giants’ Week 13 contest against the Seattle Seahawks.

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New York Giants news: Daniel Jones injury
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half. The Buccaneers defeat the Giants, 25-23, at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in East Rutherford. Nyg Vs Tb

The backdrop here is New York’s status as a first-place team in the NFC East despite boasting a 4-7 record. If Jones is out over the long term, McCoy will get the start under center. He’s the only other quarterback currently on the Giants’ 53-man roster.

McCoy, 34, has started a grand total of 28 games in his 10-year career. That includes just three starts since the end of the 2014 season. Going with him would be a less-than-ideal situation for first-year Giants head coach Joe Judge. The backdrop here is an important five-game stretch for the Giants to close out the regular season.

New York Giants schedule

  • AT- Seattle Seahawks (7-3)
  • VS- Arizona Cardinals (6-5)
  • VS- Cleveland Browns (8-3)
  • AT- Baltimore Ravens (6-4)
  • VS- Dallas Cowboys (3-8)

As you can see, it’s not an easy stretch of games for the Giants. They have four consecutive outings against teams who currently boast winning records before a Week 17 showdown with the struggling Dallas Cowboys.

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