Saquon Barkley helped propel the Giants to a historic comeback win over the Cardinals Sunday, scoring twice and gaining a late first all the way down to arrange the go-ahead area purpose. Nonetheless, the star operating again didn’t end the sport as he suffered an ankle harm after getting knotted up on a fourth-quarter sort out, then requiring help to limp off the sphere.
Barkley can have extra assessments on the ankle on Monday, according to NFL media, although the workforce is cautiously optimistic the star prevented a significant harm.
The Professional Bowl again led the Giants with 23 offensive touches on the time of his harm, which prompted Barkley to stay on the bottom after preliminary makes an attempt to stroll on his personal. He then slammed his helmet to the bottom in frustration after taking a seat on the bench. Trainers could possibly be seen taping his ankle after he left the sphere, and he walked gingerly whereas on the sidelines.
Whereas he solely averaged 3.7 yards per carry in opposition to Arizona, Barkley was instrumental to the Giants erasing a 20-point halftime deficit, main the workforce with six catches out of the backfield.
The sixth-year veteran signed a one-year contract price as much as $11 million to return to New York this offseason, contemporary off a profession yr beneath coach Brian Daboll. Accidents, nevertheless, have plagued him all through his profession, most notably throughout a 2019-2021 stretch during which the Penn State product missed 20 mixed video games because of totally different ankle and knee illnesses.
It is potential, no matter his situation, that Barkley may miss the Giants’ subsequent sport, a Week 3 matchup with the 49ers that falls on Thursday, giving New York simply three days of relaxation in between. Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell are the workforce’s high backup RBs.