Quarterback Daniel Jones’ New York Giants this season is 1-4. The team has a bunch of problems, especially with injuries. Offensive line players Shane Lemieux and Nick Gates (offensive captain) are coming out this season, as are midfielder and defense captain Blake Martinez.
Broad receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton missed the last two games with tendon injuries, and second division side Andrew Thomas also missed the previous game against Dallas Cowboys due to injury. During this conflict in the division, they both ran back Saquon Barkley and defender Daniel Jones left the game injured.
Barkley has an ankle problem, while Jones left the match after a gruesome concussion.
But not only are the injuries plaguing the Jones and Giants, the problem is also the professional staff. In the last mess, head coach Joe Judge confirmed that Jones will not be training on the field, however reporters saw him on full mats and repeated him on team exercises.
Rumor has it that you’ll see the Giants logo when you look up the definition of “chaos” in any good dictionary.
Will Jones play on Sunday?
Concussions are severe injuries because they are each different. It is impossible to know how long a player will be absent.
The NFL enforces stricter rules each year to ensure the health of players. Before returning to the game, Jones will have to go through a five-step process before he is allowed to go out on the field again:
The first step involves resting and limiting activities that may increase or worsen symptoms. The player can do stretching and balance activities. Doctors will let a player move on to the next stage only if he shows no signs of concussion.
The second phase involves the gradual start of an aerobic exercise program. The player must demonstrate that he can engage in cardiovascular exercise without worsening symptoms.
In the third phase, the player will engage in exercises that begin to mimic football-specific activities. Supervised strength training can also take place.
In the fourth stage, the player can participate in club-based non-contact exercises. These include throwing, catching and running.
The fifth and final phase involves participating in a full football exercise with full contact. After the player exercises thoroughly, the team doctor will clean the player.
Once approved by the team doctor, an independent neurological consultant must examine the player. If INC clears a player, he will be allowed to play in the next game.
Jones has a long way to go to play or even rehearse. Every concussion is unique, so as of today, it’s impossible to know if Jones will play against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium in New York next week.
If Jones can’t leave, reserve defender Mike Glennon will face black and gold.