New York Giants: Saquon Barkley to miss significant time

Star running back, Saquon Barkley, went down with an injury during the teams win over the Buccaneers. After an MRI, we have been given a timetable for his return.

The New York Giants were able to pull off one of the more surprising comebacks this weekend, defeating the Buccaneers 32-31. There were a number of storylines in this matchup, the first start for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones being one of them. But the biggest piece of news was the injury to sophomore running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley suffered an injury on a third-down play with just under three minutes left in the first half. We have now learned, after an MRI, that the Giants’ star player will be out anywhere from four to eight weeks.

The play in question unfolded when Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards was trying to bring down Barkley. His ankle got caught under the defensive back and bent awkwardly. He was down on the field in noticeable pain. He required help being carried to the locker room and was then seen in a walking boot and using crutches on the sideline. Pro Football Network’s own injury expert, Dr. Scotti, immediately spoke to the potential severity of the injury.

Barkley spoke to the media after the injury and promised that he would not miss the entirety of the season.

“I’m going to do whatever I can to get back as quickly as possible. Not for myself, but for my team. That’s what I continue to think about. I caught myself getting a little upset on the sideline just because I wasn’t able to be out there with those guys.”

The news overshadows what was an impressive team win for the New York Giants. After falling 28-10 in the game early, Jones led the team to an unlikely comeback. He finished with over 300 yards passing, two touchdowns in the air and two on the ground.

The New York Giants have a bye in Week 11. Reports are that it is likely that the team will rest their star running back until Week 12. That would give Barkley nine weeks to fully recover from his injury.

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