15 October (NWN) — The New York Giants starting quarterback is expected to play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday after the NFL’s concussion protocol is approved.
Jones was not given an official designation on the Giants’ final injury report Friday after the third-year quarterback received medical clearance from an independent neurologist.
“I have to trust those opinions. I know I’m not a doctor,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said of clearing Jones to compete. “I know I have to trust the opinions of people who have done a lot of education and research and practice in that area.”
Jones suffered a head injury just before halftime during a 44-20 loss to division rivals Dallas Cowboys last week. He took a helmet-to-helmet hit as he attempted to reach the end zone, then stumbled while trying to walk back.
The Duke product was immediately removed from the game and is not returned. During practice this week, he worked a side field on Wednesday before being listed as a limited participant on Thursday. He faced fake contact on Friday.
The Giants (1-4) are preparing for the way Jones will play this week, with the judge saying the signal-caller was “on track” all week.
Mike Glennon, who filled in for Jones against the Cowboys, took some of the first team representatives to practice in case Jones was unable to play.
The 24-year-old Jones has completed 64.3% of his passes for 1,282 yards, four touchdowns and one interception this season. He has added 30 carries for 197 yards and two scores.