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Daniel Jones’ knee injury feared to be ‘significant,’ per early reports

Tommy DeVito on at quarterback

New York Giants v Las Vegas Raiders Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been ruled out with a knee injury.

He suffered the knee leg injury at the end of the first quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jones was slow to get up after tripping over Lawrence Cager on the last play of the quarter. The next play he went to the ground while dropping back. He quickly left the field, bringing Tommy DeVito onto the field.

Jones’ injury is feared to be “significant.”

“No update on Daniel,” head coach Brian Daboll said after the game. “Get tests and see where it’s at.”

Daboll said it was “tough” to see Jones go down.

“You never want your guys to go down,” Daboll said. “He has worked really hard to get back and it’s unfortunate.”

Daboll said Jones thought he was OK to continue after the first time he went down. On the next play it became apparent he was not.

“He felt like he buckled and then he was running it off. We went over to him, we talked to him, and he said, ‘Nah, I’m good’ and then went back in. He obviously wasn’t,” Daboll said.

Jones had an X-ray at the stadium, with more tests to come.

While it appeared at fist as though Jones injured himself tripping over Cager, replay shown after the play shows Jones’ right knee buckling inward as he scrambled to extend the play. Jones went into the blue medical tent after leaving the field. It’s concerning any time a player goes down with what seems to be a non-contact injury, particularly when a knee appears to be involved and the leg can’t bear weight.

We don’t know anything for sure, but the fear has to be a ligament injury of some kind.

Dr. David Chao adds that there’s a “significant worry” of an ACL injury based on the injury and how Jones’ leg collapsed on the next play.

He says on Sports Injury Central, “By video, significant worry for right knee ACL tear on the final play of the first quarter - Jones limped off and was checked by medical staff, then came out for the 1st play of the 2nd quarter but his right knee buckled.”

As Giants fans well know, this is Jones’ first game back after missing the previous three games with a neck injury. The Giants also got Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal back from injury this week, giving them their healthiest offensive line since the start of the season. The line had played well to that point in the game, with adequate protection as well as solid run blocking for Saquon Barkley in the run game.

Stay tuned for more on the situation as we get it.

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