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Giants QB Daniel Jones: “My job is to play”

Jones insists hamstring did not contribute to ankle injury

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones won’t make the decision as to whether or not he plays on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns despite injuries to both legs. He said Wednesday, though, that he is working as if he will play.

“My job is to play. My job is to prepare to play and to play when I can play,” Jones said. “That’s what I’m in control of. That’s where my mind is. Right now I’ve got to do everything I can to prepare mentally and physically to play.”

Playing with a right hamstring injury, Jones said he suffered a left ankle sprain when he took a hit in the pocket during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jones said he did not believe his lack of mobility on Sunday played a role in his suffering the ankle injury.

“No, I don’t think it did,’ he said. “The play where I got hit it had nothing to do with my hamstring.”

Jones said Wednesday that his ankle is “sore.” He was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday, but said he “felt good.”

“I’m just taking it day-by-day and doing my best to listen to the trainers, listen to the coaches and get healthy, prepare mentally and physically to play,” Jones said.

Jones said the hamstring he injured a couple of weeks ago against the Cincinnati Bengals “feels good.”

“I’ll continue to work on that and work to get that healthy as well,” he said.

if Jones is unable to play, veteran Colt McCoy would start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night.