The New York Giants quarterback revealed Thursday that he underwent a “non-football-related procedure” on his neck, though he declined to elaborate more.
“I saw there was something about it,” Jones said, via ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. “It was completely unrelated, but I feel good. Neck is great.”
Jones went down with a neck injury in Week 12 last season, and he was eventually placed on injured reserve to close out the year. It was described as a “disc injury,” but everyone expected him to make a full recovery.
Fans noticed a small scar at the base of his neck over the offseason, which prompted some concern on social media. That, however, is unrelated to his injury.
Jones struggled in 11 games last season with the Giants, where he threw for a career-low 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns with seven interceptions. The Giants went just 4-13 last season, and have won just 14 total games in three seasons under Jones.
The former No. 6 overall pick is facing a critical season this fall after a largely underwhelming start to his NFL career. He has been a full participant in practices and at training camp so far, and his neck injury seems to be fully behind him headed into their Week 1 matchup with the Tennessee Titans.
Jones started in their preseason opener last week, too, and went 6-of-10 for 69 yards.
"It was all good," Jones said after that game, via ESPN. "Didn't have any issues at all. It was all good."