Giants’ Daniel Jones on track to play against Packers amid ankle injury

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Daniel Jones isn’t conscionable a speedy runner. He’s besides a “fast healer.” 

Described that mode during his rookie play with the Giants by then-head manager Pat Shurmur, Jones is surviving up to his estimation this week as helium recovers from a sprained ankle astatine a gait that appears to person him connected way to play Sunday against the Packers. He looked comfy moving successful the pouch and throwing connected the tally during the unfastened information of Thursday’s practice, particularly compared to the limp helium had Sunday against the Bears. 

The Giants’ program aft Jones looked “good” successful Wednesday’s signifier was to summation his reps count, caput Brian Daboll said. Jones looked “no worse” erstwhile helium reported Thursday morning. 

“He was moving astir and doing everything that we are asking him to bash from a signifier standpoint,” violative coordinator Mike Kafka said. 

Daniel Jones, right, participates successful  drills astatine  Giants signifier    connected  Thursday. Daniel Jones, right, participates successful drills astatine Giants signifier connected Thursday. Noah K. Murray-NY Post

The biggest alteration astatine backmost was that backup Tyrod Taylor (concussion) was disconnected to the broadside of the signifier tract with trainers, suggesting helium has reached Step 3 of the league-mandated five-step protocol. “Making progress” is however Daboll explained it. 

Jones, Taylor and Davis Webb volition question to London. Webb volition beryllium elevated from the signifier squad if helium is needed to commencement oregon backmost up 1 of the different two. 

“You privation to marque definite that we person options for immoderate whitethorn happen,” Kafka said. 

WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) took a measurement backwards from constricted information Wednesday to nary information Thursday and is improbable to play, according to a source. CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf), WR Kenny Golladay (knee), DL Henry Mondeaux (ankle), OLB Azeez Ojulari (calf) and Taylor were the different non-participants. 

CB Aaron Robinson (knee) is connected injured reserve for astatine slightest the adjacent 4 games and it is “yet to beryllium determined” if his wounded is season-ending, Daboll said. Daboll did not regularisation retired that Golladay (reportedly a sprained MCL) could upwind up connected injured reserve, too. 

WR Richie James (ankle), S Julian Love (concussion), CB Nick McCloud (hamstring), CB Fabian Moreau (foot), OT Evan Neal (neck), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and DL Leonard Williams (knee) were constricted participants. 

So, it appears Love, who was the upback successful punt drills, has progressed to Step 4 of the concussion protocol. James was upgraded from a non-participant connected Wednesday and helium and Moreau — the 2 newest additions to the wounded study — “will beryllium good” to play, Daboll said. 

The Giants lone person 2 afloat steadfast receivers connected the progressive roster: David Sills and Darius Slayton. Marcus Johnson, who played 1 drawback arsenic a signifier squad call-up past week, is expected to play again. 

Robinson was successful peculiar teams drills and aboriginal had his ain drill clip with receivers manager Mike Groh. 

“Most of the days I’ve conscionable been successful the backmost moving and trying to enactment successful shape, truthful it felt bully to get retired determination and really bash a small bit,” Robinson said. “Everybody is trying to fig retired what we deliberation is close each around, whether that beryllium for maine oregon for the squad astatine the aforesaid time.” 

Robinson said helium has ne'er missed this clip aboriginal successful a season. 

“It’s truly frustrating knowing I’d emotion to beryllium doing everything I tin to assistance america win,” Robinson said.