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Giants QB Daniel Jones expected to need 8-10 months to recover

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

Jones is expected to take 8-to-10 months to fully recover from the injury, which should allow him to be ready before the 2024 season.

“I’m more focused kind of day-to-day on what I’m doing here and trying to get healthy,” Jones, who suffered the injury Nov. 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders, told the “Up and Adams Show” on Tuesday via ESPN. “Have been getting ready for this surgery and then recovering from this surgery going forward. How that works out is down the road a ways and I don’t have a ton of control over it. Just focus on what I can do to get back.”

Jones struggled to find his footing this season before the injury, throwing two touchdown passes and six interceptions in six games. His production regression comes in his first year of a four-year, $160 million deal.

Jones is scheduled to make $35.5 million guaranteed next season. The Giants are pigeonholed with the Duke product at least through the 2024 campaign.

However, it’s fair to assess that the Giants could look to find a future upgrade through the draft. New York hasn’t taken the next step with Jones, reaching the playoffs just once in his first four-plus seasons.

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He has shown to be anything more than a game-manager quarterback, which is well short of what the franchise needs to take the next step toward vying for a Super Bowl.

Ultimately, the Giants’ game plan over the next offseason will need to start with Jones’ long-term future.

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