Friday AM update: Jones is expected to be a full participant in Friday’s practice, which suggests he is a strong bet to get cleared from the concussion protocol this weekend, per Ralph Vacchiano. He needs to be cleared by a team doctor and an independent doctor, but he appears on track.
Thursday update: Daniel Jones was in pads for practice on Thursday, but was officially NDP on the report. Head coach Joe Judge dies say that Jones is progressing through concussion protocol and will participate in non-contact practice on Thursday, per Jourdan Rodrique.
Wednesday update: In a funny exchange, Joe Judge was telling reporters before practice that Daniel Jones wouldn’t be participating in practice when Jones was spotted coming out onto the field in pads:
Joe Judge’s priceless reaction, after saying QB Daniel Jones (concussion) couldn’t participate in practice, only to be told by a reporter Jones had just taken the field in full pads.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 13, 2021
This is a good sign and must mean he is taking steps forward in concussion protocol, but he obviously hasn’t been cleared yet.
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge indicated on Monday that starting quarterback Daniel Jones is in concussion protocol, per Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com.
The Giants signal-caller was knocked out of Sunday’s 44-20 loss to the Cowboys and was replaced by backup quarterback Mike Glennon. Jones suffered the injury while taking a hit at the goal line late in the first half. He was eventually carted off the field and into the locker room, where he sat out for the rest of the afternoon.
Players who enter concussion protocol must pass a five-step process and be cleared by both a team physician and an independent neurological consultant before he can officially return to action.
Fantasy football implications
Jones’ injury was part of a brutal afternoon for the Giants’ offense that saw running back Saquon Barkley be carted off with an ankle injury and wide receiver Kenny Golladay leave with a knee injury. Running back Devontae Booker and receiver Kedarius Toney will be leaned upon as the primary reliable options for New York, increasing their fantasy value for the immediate future.