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Giants QB Daniel Jones' status for rest of season unknown as he's ruled out against Dolphins

Pat Leonard, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Joe Judge can’t say for sure that Daniel Jones’ season isn’t over.

The Giants’ quarterback officially has been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Miami with a neck strain, and Jones is considered week-to-week with the injury, according to sources.

The belief since Tuesday has been that Jones should miss fewer than three games and avoid having to go on injured reserve.

But Judge set off more alarms on Friday by revealing “we don’t have any answers on the immediate future yet,” by hedging on whether this is a season-ending injury, and by admitting there is a “gray area” in Jones’ timeline to be cleared for contact.

“There’s really no final decision on that,” Judge said. “There’s been a series of checkups, and this morning we had a meeting with the medical team. Based on the information that was given, we made the decision that was best for Daniel.”

Judge first hedged on Wednesday when asked if the Giants believed this was a season-ending injury.

 

“At this moment, no,” he said.

Then on Friday, Judge hedged again on the team’s optimism.

“At this point, that would remain true,” he said.

The reality is the Giants have known all week that Jones wasn’t going to play, even though they held out hope for a change in his status and progress.

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