Daniel Jones hasn't taken the field for the Giants' last two games after suffering a neck injury in the team's Week 12 win over the Eagles. And it might be a while before he takes the field again. The third-year quarterback flew back to the New York area on Sunday to undergo an MRI, plus an exam with a spinal surgeon on Monday, as SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports. He's not expected to be cleared for Week 15 against the Cowboys, per The Athletic, and teammates fear he may miss the rest of the season, according to the New York Post.
Dr. Frank Cammisa, who specializes in surgery for spinal disorders at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, met with Jones this week, per Vacchiano. This came a week after Jones met with Dr. Robert Watkins III, an orthopedic spine surgeon, in Los Angeles. Watkins previously did not clear Jones for contact ahead of the Giants' Sunday matchup with the Chargers.
A source with knowledge of the orthopedic field tells CBS Sports that specialists are likely trying to determine if Jones has suffered ligament damage or potentially even a bruised spinal cord. Both of those impairments could sideline Jones indefinitely -- perhaps for the remainder of the Giants' 2021 season. The specialist visits could also return positive results that accelerate his recovery timeline, but the team reportedly deeming him week-to-week suggests that hasn't been the case.
Giants coach Joe Judge previously said the Giants would be "very deliberate and cautious" in handling Jones' return from injury. Backup Mike Glennon has started New York's last two games, in which the Giants have been outscored 57-30 in two losses. All signs point toward him preparing to start a third straight game this coming Sunday against the Cowboys.
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