Daniel Jones suffered a concussion in the Giants’ Week 5 loss to the Cowboys. Could the quarterback suit up against the Rams this Sunday?
Concussions in the NFL come with uncertain timetables — some guys could recover swiftly and play the next week while others may need additional time before suiting up again.
Daniel Jones, fortunately, seems to be in the former category.
The team apparently plans for Jones to be a full practice participant on Friday, with the final step expected to come later in the day when Daniel is supposed to meet with an independent doctor, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
Joe Judge says "it appears" that Daniel Jones is on track to start on Sunday: pic.twitter.com/s8NV8WsJSd
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) October 15, 2021
Judge said the plan is for Daniel Jones to be a full participant in today’s practice. *Jones* is scheduled to meet with an independent neurologist after practice, which is the final step to getting cleared to play on Sunday.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) October 15, 2021
Jones was a limited practice participant on Thursday after he was projected as a non-participant for Wednesday’s walkthrough.
Fielding a healthy Jones would obviously be huge for a 1-4 Giants team in desperate need of a win, but the young signal-caller would need to proceed with caution. Jones sustained the injury on a bootleg near the goal line in which he initiated contact. He subsequently stumbled after rising to his feet.
Jones wouldn’t have each of his top weapons by his side though. The expectation is that running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Kenny Golladay will not suit up after ankle and knee injuries respectively knocked them out of the Week 5 defeat. The Giants, however, should be returning wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, both of whom missed Weeks 4 and 5 due to hamstring injuries.
In other news, Andrew Thomas looked slow at Friday’s practice, per Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. The starting left tackle has been dealing with a foot injury and was active against the Cowboys but didn’t participate.
Daniel Jones looking good for Sunday. Left tackle Andrew Thomas not moving well. Could see Matt Peart at left tackle Sunday vs Rams. Nate Solder on right could pit a vet on Leonard Floyd. #Giants #Rams pic.twitter.com/up5UZJaEBY
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 15, 2021
Also, Cam Brown could return to the game field this weekend. The second-year linebacker was on injured reserve with a hamstring injury but was designated to return to practice earlier this week.
Brown hasn’t suited up since the Week 1 loss to Denver.
Joe Judge said there is a possibility Cam Brown gets activated for Sunday. He was designated to return this week.
— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) October 15, 2021
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