Giants’ Daniel Jones will see another neck specialist on Monday
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been on the sidelines for the past two weeks with what was initially called a neck strain. And there’s a possibility he could remain there for the foreseeable future.
Following the Giants’ 37-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Jones, along with head athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes, were sent back to New Jersey to see another neck specialist in Manhattan.
Giants say Daniel Jones and Ronnie Barnes are heading back to NJ tonight and they'll be visiting with Dr. Frank P. Cammisa, who is Chief Emeritus of the Spine Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) December 13, 2021
Giants QB Daniel Jones is flying back to NY/NJ tonight and will get an MRI and be examined tomorrow by Dr. Frank Cammisa at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He's an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal conditions.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 13, 2021
“He’ll get an image tomorrow,” head coach Joe Judge told reporters. “He’s going to go ahead and get out of here tonight and get another image, then get back to [New] Jersey. I have talk to Ronnie, maybe back in Jersey or New York, as well. I have to check with Ronnie. I just got the update a minute ago, in terms of him getting another image. We’ll get the details about when and where that’s going to be. I know he’s going to get imaging in the next day.”
Jones has already been evaluated by multiple neck specialists, including one in Los Angeles before he joined the Giants in Arizona for practices.
Meanwhile, the New York Post recently reported that Jones suffered “structural damage” in his neck. Initially, they reported the injury came against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11, but later changed their story to read that it occurred in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With the Giants’ season all but over and only four games remaining, there’s little reason to risk their quarterback getting further hurt, especially if the third opinion of a neck specialist sees anything in the exam.