Saquon Barkley is dealing with the first hamstring injury of his life. The New York Giants rookie running back is looking at it as a learning experience.
“It’s kinda just opened my eyes up. I thought I was doing the right things. In there, working hard, pushing myself to get better, taking care of my body. But you gotta find a way to get better in that area,” Barkley said on Thursday.
“I probably could have done everything differently,. Coulda got a little more of this, a little more of that. I gotta continue to grow there and continue to be a vet and be a pro.”
Barkley hasn’t practiced since Monday, when he strained a hamstring catching a pass from quarterback Kyle Lauletta. He termed not being to practice while the Giants have worked against the Detroit Lions “frustrating.”
He did say that the injury is “coming along,” and added that “I want to play tomorrow.” Which, while the Giants haven’t officially announced it, we can safely guess that he won’t.
The Giants face the Lions Friday at 7 p.m. ET in their second preseason game.