Giants' Saquon Barkley expected to be out several weeks after suffering ankle injury: reports
September 18, 2023 at 22:18
The New York Giants had a miraculous comeback win against the Arizona Cardinals, but the road to victory came at a price.
On the team's game-winning drive that resulted in a Graham Gano field goal for the 31-28 victory, star running back Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury that had him limping to the sideline.
After undergoing an MRI, the Giants learned that Barkley suffered an "ordinary" ankle sprain that will keep him sidelined for three weeks, according to ESPN.
There's no debating that the Giants are worse when Barkley is off the field as his versatility as one of the NFL's elite running backs creates headaches for defenses each week.
Barkley scored twice, one rushing and one receiving, in the Giants' second-half comeback on Sunday.
The Giants hadn't scored a single point in six quarters dating to their Week 1 40-0 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
GIANTS OVERCOME 21-POINT DEFICIT TO STUN CARDINALS, SNAP SPECIFIC LOSING STREAKFacing these upcoming opponents are tough tasks even prior to Barkley's injury.
One of those reasons was the shelf life for running backs as they are more likely to get injured compared to other positions in the league.
Barkley has dealt with injuries throughout his rookie contract, including a torn ACL in 2020 that he suffered against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.
It took Barkley some time to find his form again, and an ankle sprain stymied his progress in 2021.
Perhaps Barkley won't be dealing with lingering effects from his sprain when he does eventually return this year.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn two games this season, Barkley has totaled 114 rushing yards on 29 carries and 41 yards on nine receptions.