New York Giants’s Daniel Jones suffered a season-ending injury during their 30-6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. In a statement to reporters on Monday, Giants head coach Brian Daboll confirmed that the quarterback tore his ACL in his right knee after an MRI scan.
“He felt like he buckled,” Daboll said. “And then he was running it off. We went over and talked to him, and he said, ‘Nah, I’m good.’ Then went back in and obviously he wasn’t.”
“It’s tough, you never want your guys to go down. He’s worked really hard to get back. It’s unfortunate,” Daboll said.
Jones had returned to the lineup Sunday after missing three games with a neck injury, where he went down after being tackled by Raiders star Maxx Crosby at the end of the first quarter.
Jones ACL injury will require surgery to properly recover. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the surgery will require a nine-month recovery process, which could potentially see Jones back mid-to-late 2024. As to when the surgery will take place, Daboll remains unsure. What is confirmed is that this injury puts Jones out for the rest of the season.
Giants teammates and fans continue to outpour their concerns and well wishes to Jones for a speedy recovery. Many of Jones’ teammates are sad to see him go.
“It’s devastating,” said Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas to ESPN. “One of my teammates. One of my good friends. It sucks to hear news like that.”