Pat Shurmur: Eli Manning 'very likely' to start for Giants with Daniel Jones in walking boot

If you’ve been pining for Eli Manning to return, you’re in luck.

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur told media on Wednesday morning that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will very likely miss the Giants’ Monday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles and that Manning will start.

Jones is in a walking boot and has a moderate high right ankle sprain, according to Shurmur, and wouldn’t be able to play if New York were playing on Wednesday night. The game isn’t until Monday, but Shurmur described Jones’ injury as slightly less severe than the sprained ankle Saquon Barkley had earlier in the season, and Barkley missed three games.

Jones won’t practice Wednesday or Thursday at least.

Manning, who will turn 39 next month, started the first two games of the season, and was benched in favor of Jones after a 28-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.

Jones and the Giants won the rookie’s first two starts, but haven’t won since. The eight-game losing streak had franchise co-owner Steve Tisch taking shots at his own team at a Tuesday charity event.

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Duke quarterback Daniel Jones poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the New York Giants selected Jones in the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SIRIUSXM - New York Giants first round pick Daniel Jones visits SiriusXM NFL Radio at the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. (Wade Payne/AP Images for SiriusXM)
New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10) and Daniel Jones (8) warm up during an NFL football practice Monday, May 20, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Giants first round draft pick Daniel Jones, 6th overall, talks to reporters during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New York Giants' quarterback Daniel Jones watches as Eli Manning throws a pass at the NFL football team's training camp in Thursday, July 25, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) runs on the field during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears during a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) celebrates with Bennie Fowler (18) after they connected for a touchdown during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. While Jones seemingly is the future of the Giants at quarterback, the sixth pick overall in the draft has a lot to learn before taking over from Eli Manning. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones drops back to pass against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) watches play against the Dallas Cowboys from the sideline in the second half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 15: New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) on the field prior to the National Football League game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills on September 15, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 15: New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) on the field prior to the National Football League game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills on September 15, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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