January 18, 2022

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New York Giants place Daniel Jones, Sterling…

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New York Giants place Daniel Jones, Sterling...


New York Giants head coach Joe Judge had expressed optimism for weeks that quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) would return this year, but that’s not going to happen.

The team announced on Monday that Jones has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

“Over the course of the past few weeks, Daniel has been examined by Dr. Frank Cammisa of Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Robert Watkins of the Marina Spine Center at Marina Del Rey Hospital. Our medical team has continued to consult with Dr. Cammisa and Dr. Watkins regarding Daniel’s condition and symptoms, and at this point, Daniel has not been cleared for contact. We felt the prudent decision was to place Daniel on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. With continued rest and treatment, we expect a full recovery,” senior vice president, medical services/head athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes said in a statement.

Jones suffered his injury in a Week 12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles but didn’t inform anyone on the staff until after the game.

Initially, Jones’ injury was called a neck strain but the New York Post later reported that he had suffered “structural damage.” All along, there were rumors that he was done for the year — something his teammates openly feared.

In addition to Jones, the Giants also placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard on IR. The 28-year-old suffered a torn Achilles in a Week 15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Meanwhile, the Giants announced that they have signed linebacker Jaylon Smith to their active roster. He played 17 snaps on Sunday and recorded four tackles against his former team.

Cornerback Jarren Williams was also signed to the active roster.

Defensive back Keion Crossen has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, bringing the team’s total to 10.

Giants place Daniel Jones, Sterling Shepard on injured reserve