New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will reportedly miss 2-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain suffered against Green Bay.
Last week, it was reported that New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones would be out for the team’s next game. That matchup just so happens to be on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones suffered a mild high ankle sprain in the Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers. It’ll be the first missed game of his still-young NFL career.
However, it’s now being reported that this won’t be the only week in which he’ll be sidelined. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Jones is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with his current setback.
#Giants QB Daniel Jones, out tonight vs the #Eagles with a high-ankle sprain, is expected to miss from 2-4 weeks, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo, who is covering the game for us tonight. That means expect Eli Manning to get at least 1 home start before 2019 ends, maybe more.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2019
Jones will thus miss the Week 15 home matchup with the Miami Dolphins. He then could miss the Week 16 and 17 games as well, which would end his rookie season.
So first, what does this mean for Eli Manning? Well, for one, he’ll be starting against Philly and Miami on Monday night and the following Sunday afternoon, respectively. However, since there’s a chance we may not see Jones until 2020, Manning could be receiving a legitimate farewell tour. Possibly four more starts for the beloved two-time Super Bowl MVP, as his career won’t end with what could be a “Monday Night Football” debacle in Philly.
And second, what does this mean for Jones’ future? The injury isn’t career-threatening nor puts him in any sort of jeopardy for the 2020 campaign, we know that. But if he’s going to miss four games this year, that’s a quarter of the entire season. This better not be the start of an injury-prone career for what’s hoping to be a franchise quarterback. If that’s the case, the Giants could be in deep trouble.