One by one, Daniel Jones is clearing the hurdles and opening a lane toward playing Sunday.
The Giants quarterback was set to be a full participant at practice on Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion against the Cowboys in Week 5. He is on track to play this weekend and would have missed just a single half of football after the crushing goal-line blow on a bootleg that left him stumbling and woozy.
The Giants were going to simulate some contact for Jones, who then was going to see an independent doctor following practice as he sought to check off the last remaining boxes before returning to the field.
There is little doubting the toughness of Jones, who missed one game last year with a hamstring injury, returned quickly, then injured his ankle and was forced to miss another.
Giants coach Joe Judge said he would defer to whatever the medical professionals tell him.
The one question the head coach always asks, he said, is “this dealing with pain or can he get hurt worse? If there’s an injury risk, that’s a different issue.”
If Jones is cleared by the doctors, he will play. Otherwise the 1-4 Giants would turn to Mike Glennon against the 4-1 Rams at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Credit: Notigroup Newsroom.
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