Giants quarterback Daniel Jones suffered an injury in the second quarter of Sunday afternoon’s Week 9 game at the Las Vegas Raiders, which was his first back from a neck issue that sidelined him the past three weeks.
On a second-and-17 snap from the Giants’ 46-yard line — the first play of the second quarter — during New York’s third offensive possession, Jones’ right leg/knee appeared to give out before Malcolm Koonce for a 10-yard loss.
The previous play, a first-and-10 snap from the Raiders’ 47-yard line, Jones’ same leg/knee seemingly buckled without contact prior to Maxx Crosby‘s 7-yard sack.
Jones walked to the medical tent under his own power. He later left for the locker room.
Undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito replaced Jones. Original backup Tyrod Taylor (rib cage) is on injured reserve and recently-signed veteran Matt Barkley was not activated from the practice squad.
Prior to Jones’ exit, he completed four of his nine passes for 25 yards while adding nine rushing yards on two carries.
The Giants received to open the game and registered a three-and-out. New York’s second drive stalled at the Raiders’ 34-yard line after nine plays for 38 yards as Jones’ fourth-and-1 sneak got stuffed.
Jones entered the game with 104 of 151 passes completed for 884 yards and two touchdowns to six interceptions in five games. He rounded out his early-season production with 38 rushes for 197 yards and one touchdown.