Daniel Jones left Sunday’s Giants-Bengals game in the third quarter with what appeared to be some sort of injury or cramp affecting the back of his right leg.
Jones grimaced as he went down and appeared to grab at the side of his left leg after being tackled at the end of a seven-yard run on 1st & 10 from the Bengals’ 28. Two plays later, Jones was reluctant to move around the pocket on a 3rd-and-1 pass attempt; he completed a pass to Wayne Gallman for a first down and tried to get downfield, but ended up going down and holding his right leg.
Colt McCoy replaced Jones as the starter went into the blue medical tent, and ended up going 1-for-2 for negative-9 yards before Big Blue kicked a field goal to go up 13-10.
Jones returned for the next series, but was limping after a handoff on first down, and left again after throwing an incompletion on second down. At that point, the Giants officially announced it as a hamstring issue and said he was questionable to return, but Jones did not play again in what turned out to be a 19-17 Giants win.
Afterward, head coach Joe Judge was unable to elaborate much more other than the plan was for Jones to undergo an MRI on Monday.
Jones still came out to speak to the media, too, and said he had never had an injury quite like this.
"[I] didn't feel like I could run on it really or do what I needed to do to be effective to move the ball and throw it accurately," Jones said. "Will look to rehab it and take it day by day."
McCoy finished 6-for-10 for 31 yards, along with eight rushing yards, in relief.
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