New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones missed Sunday’s 31-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins with a neck injury suffered in the fourth quarter.
Jones was injured after being sacked by Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel at 12:45 of the final frame. Jones was hit on the blind side, his head and neck snapped back, and Jones was knocked to the ground by Van Ginkel’s attack.
Jones told reporters after the game that he had had an X-ray on his neck but was still awaiting the results.
“I feel fine, just a little sore — it was a physical game,” said Jones, who is scheduled to get an MRI on Monday. “(I’ll) meet with the doctors and coaches and go from there.”
Jones made his way to the locker room on his own before being officially ruled out. He completed 14 of 20 passes for 119 yards, rushed for 24 yards, and was sacked a total of 6 times on the day.
Miami led 31-13 when Tyrod Taylor entered the game immediately after Jones was taken off the field and went on a drive that ended with a 51-yard field goal by Graham Gano. Taylor went on a 13-play, 74-yard gain on the Giants’ next possession, but his fourth-down drive, 3 yards short of first down, resulted in a turnover.
Jones’ injury adds trouble to the Giants, who lost their third straight game on Sunday. Entering Week 5, New York’s offense ranks 31st in yards per game (252.0) and last in points per game (11.5).