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Giants’ Daniel Jones set for more tests on injured neck

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Daniel Jones left town. The Giants stayed behind. 

Jones and Ronnie Barnes, the senior vice president of medical services, returned to New York on Sunday night to meet Monday with neck and spine specialist Dr. Frank Cammisa at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The rest of the Giants’ contingent stayed on the West Coast on Sunday after the 37-21 loss to the Chargers and will return home Monday. 

Jones will get another MRI exam of his neck, which was injured Nov. 28 in a victory over the Eagles. The Giants continue to maintain there is no information that points to Jones missing the remainder of the season, but he will not be cleared for contact until the medical experts determine he will not risk further damage if he plays. 

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Daniel Jones flew back to New York ahead of his teammates to receive more tests on his injured neck.
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Jones’ replacement, Mike Glennon, completed 17 of 36 passes for 191 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. 

“Not my best,’’ Glennon, wo fell to 6-23 as an NFL starter, said of his performance. 

Coach Joe Judge said “we considered everything’’ when asked if there was any thought to play Jake Fromm in the second half. The Giants signed Fromm two weeks ago off the Bills’ practice squad. 

“We’ll play our players in the game based on how they practiced and prepared and who gives us the best chance to have success,’’ Judge said. 

Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who never misses a game and rarely misses a snap, did not make it into the second quarter, leaving the field because of an elbow injury. After heading into the locker room, Williams returned to the sideline and put on his helmet, looking as if he would return to the game late in the second quarter. He did not, and then sat out the entire second half. 

“I know it hurts him beyond the injury not being out with his team,’’ Judge said. “Hopefully it’s something that’s short term.’’ 

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Leonard Williams exited the Giants’ 37-21 loss to the Chargers with an elbow injury.
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Matt Peart was dusted off and actually got in the game on offense. He replaced Nate Solder for two series in the first half. Ben Bredeson also got time at left guard in place of Matt Skura, as the Giants went back to the rotations on their offensive line that were prevalent early in the season. … The 60-yard run-and-catch for TE Kyle Rudolph in the first quarter was the longest reception of his 10-year NFL career. 

Judge says often he is not afraid to take risks and go for gadget plays, but he rarely does so. At long last, the Giants tried a fake punt and it did not go well. It happened in the third quarter, with the Giants trailing 27-7. From their own 37-yard line, on fourth-and-9 Riley Dixon took the snap and instead of punting, he looked to his right and passed the ball to Keion Crossen, perhaps the fastest player on the team. Crossen was open on the right sideline, but Dixon’s pass sailed too high. As he went to the bench area, Crossen tossed his helmet down in frustration. 

The Chargers were forced to go without Derwin James, their star safety. He was added to the injury report Saturday with a hamstring issue and he was inactive for the game. They also were without their top wide receiver, Keenan Allen, who is in COVID-19 protocol. 

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