Concern Daniel Jones Tore ACL in Loss to Raiders
A rough season got a whole lot tougher for the New York Giants. According to multiple reports it is believed that quarterback Daniel Jones may have suffered a torn ACL in the Giants 30-6 loss to the Raiders on Sunday. An MRI will confirm the Giants fears on Monday.
If it is a tear of the ACL, it will end Jones’ season.
Jones suffered the injury while trying to avoid a sack, and wound up doing a split. He immediately reached for his knee, before walking off on his own power.
With Jones sidelined, the Giants again had to turn to unproven back-up Tommy DeVito, and like he did against the Jets, DeVito did little to spark the offense. He was sacked six times, and threw two huge interceptions in the first half.
On the flip side, the Giants defense couldn’t stop the Raiders. Aiden O’Connell looked like an experienced vet, tossing for 209 yards, while Josh Jacobs was two yards short of 100 on the day, rushing for 98 yards.
The Raiders put the Giants in an early 7-0 hole when Jokobi Myers scored on a 17-yard run.
Jacobs would score a pair of touchdowns for Vegas as the Raiders a 24-0 lead into the half.
At 2-7 the Giants have one of the NFL’s worst records, and are likely toast as far as playoff contention is concerned. With Daniel Jones sidelined for the season, and back-up Tyrod Taylor out a few more weeks, it will be interesting to see where Big Blue turns at quarterback.
It won’t get any easier next week. The Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Raiders host the Jets next Sunday night.