New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones flew to Los Angeles on Monday with the team’s longtime head coach Ronnie Barners.
Jones wasn’t there to beat his teammates before a week 14 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but rather to chat with Dr. Meeting Robert Watkins for a second opinion on his throat.
The final result? Jones was not released for contact.
“He actually went to LA with Ronnie Barnes and saw a doctor up there. So we’re on the west coast, there are some doctors who know about neck problems and that’s where they went, ”head coach Joe Judge told reporters.
Jones returned to his teammates and was a limited contactless participant in practice on Wednesday.
“Regarding the current updates, he has still not been released for contact,” said Richter. “He’s going to keep training like he did last week. He’s going to throw with the team. He’ll move. He is present in all meetings. We will see if anything changes in his status, but he is not released for contact.
“There is no immediate schedule. This could change quickly, it could change over time. While talking to the doctors and medical team, there are some things they are just waiting for to make sure he’s cleared for contact. When it comes to the neck, back and the like, we don’t take any chances with our players. “
Again about the meaning of Jones’ injury and whether the season is over or not, Richter expressed a slight optimism.
“We weren’t told anything at this point that would suggest this would be the end of the season,” said Judge. “I’m optimistic… That he’s working with us out here, that’s a good sign.”
Richter admitted sideline was not easy for Jones, but notes that he took a team-first approach and helped the other quarterbacks.
When Jones returns is up in the air, but it’s highly unlikely to come against Justin Herbert and the Chargers this weekend.
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