The New York Giants played it coy on Wednesday as to whether or not they expected Daniel Jones to be back in the starting lineup this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Jones, of course, missed last week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a hamstring injury.
Jones said “I always want to play,” but was also vague about his healthy, saying “luckily t’s Wednesday” and that he is “feeling better” and “working every day” to get back on the field.
“It’s tough not playing. It’s tough missing time,” Jones said.
The Giants held a walk-thru practice on Wednesday and listed Jones as “limited” in a participation estimate. The team also had both Jones and Colt McCoy speak with the media via videoconference.
Coach Joe Judge said before Wednesday’s practice that he was “optimistic” Jones would be able to play Sunday and that he hoped to be able to make a final determination after Friday’s practice.
Colt McCoy would start again if Jones is not ready to go.
“I think if he [Jones] feels like he can go, he’ll go,” McCoy said. “He’s a competitor, he’s a captain. He wants to be out there so bad. This is killing him. I think he’ll just see how he feels.”
Wednesday injury report
Did not practice
DB Madre Harper (knee)
LB Blake Martinez (back)
OT Matt Peart (ankle)
QB Daniel Jones (hamstring)
DB Darnay Holmes (knee)