The New York Giants’ starting quarterback Daniel Jones suffered a non-contact knee injury in the first half of Sunday’s 30-6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. According to multiple reports, the Giants believe Jones might have torn his ACL, which would rule him out for the remainder of the 2023 campaign.
Jones was trying to escape Raiders’ pass rushers on the last play of the first quarter when his knee bent awkwardly, sending him to the ground. After being checked out by the medical team between quarters, the 26-year-old player returned to the field but saw his knee give up when he tried to execute a dropback. He then exited the game and didn’t return.
Jones is set to undergo an MRI, but the Giants are reportedly bracing for the worst possible news.
“Tough. You never want your guys to go down,” said Giants’ head coach Brian Daboll after the game. “He’s worked really hard to get back. It’s unfortunate.”
Jones previously missed three games while dealing with a neck injury before returning against the Raiders. After a promising 2022 campaign, the Duke product has been struggling this season, throwing for 909 yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions.
The Giants, who have a record of 2-7, will now be forced to turn to their third-string signal-caller Tommy DeVito for the foreseeable future. Backup Tyrod Taylor is dealing with a rib injury and is currently on Injured Reserve.