After taking the ball up the middle on fourth down to pick up a first down on Sunday against the Packers, Giants QB Daniel Jones was noticeably grimacing in pain. And that pain stemmed from his ankle getting twisted up underneath a pile of players.
Though he was seen limping throughout the rest of the game, Jones played through the pain in the Giants' 31-13 loss on Sunday. But that injury doesn't have head coach Pat Shurmur worried in the slightest.
Speaking on Monday, Shurmur said that Jones didn't need to go for an MRI or have any further tests done on his ankle. It was a normal evaluation that had a positive result.
"Fine. He's got some game soreness but he's fine," Shurmur said.
Jones affirmed Shurmur's statement.
"Yeah, I think I'll be able to practice," Jones said. "It's sore but typical day after a game. I think I'll be good to go.
"I realized when it happened but didn't think it was something that was going to keep me from playing."
So that's definitely good news to hear, even though Shurmur said that his backup in Eli Manning is "ready to go" if Jones does have to be sidelined.
Jones' performance against the Packers was much like the rest of the games he's played in his rookie season: up and down. He has his good throws, like the touchdown pass with beautiful touch to Sterling Shepard for the team's first score of the game. But, then, the bad ensues, as he had three interceptions after that opening drive.
The Duke product didn't blame the snowy weather as to why he missed his receivers, and added he has to "do better in those situations."
Overall, Jones went 20-for-37 for 240 yards to go along with his lone touchdown and three interceptions. And with an extra day to heal the ankle due to the Giants' Monday Night Football matchup with the Eagles next week, Jones' slight scare should be only that.