Daniel Jones Likely Out Vs. Eagles With High-Ankle Sprain

Eli Manning Expected To Start Monday Night

Ryan Chatelain
December 04, 2019 - 1:42 pm
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Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is dealing with a moderate high-ankle sprain and it's "very likely" Eli Manning will start under center at Philadelphia on Monday night, coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday.

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If the Giants had to play a game Wednesday or Thursday, Jones, who is wearing a walking boot on his right foot and not practicing, would not be able to play, Shurmur said.

Jones suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Giants' 31-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday when Green Bay linebacker Preston Smith landed on his leg. The Giants quarterback, however, finished the game.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones passes against the Jets on Nov. 10, 2019, at MetLife Stadium.
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“I knew something was wrong with my ankle but didn’t know how bad," Jones told reporters Wednesday. "It’s disappointing. I’m going to take it day by day to heal as quick as I can.”

Jones took over the Giants' starting QB job from Manning after Week 2. He has passed for 2,374 yards with 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season while completing 61.6% of his passes.

Manning, who had been the team's starting quarterback since 2004 and won two Super Bowls, said he's looking forward to the opportunity to play again. 

"You miss being a part of the action and practicing and all that," he said. "But felt good to get out there today and throw it around and compete a little bit."

Shurmur said he expects Manning "to go out and have a winning performance" and that he's not worried about the 38-year-old quarterback showing signs of rust.

"We're going to go play and be aggressive about it and give him the things that he can do well and take it from there," Shurmur said.

The Giants are 2-10 and have lost eight straight.

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