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Saquon Barkley evades injury question after worst game of his NFL career

Star RB to reporters: “Next question”

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley appeared frustrated after his team’s 34-27 loss to the crosstown rival New York Jets.

Barkley rushed for just 1 yard on 13 carries, easily the worst rush yardage total of his career. He also caught five passes for 30 yards, including a 22-yarder.

Coach Pat Shurmur said he was “banged up” after the game and Barkley did go for X-rays. Asked if he was hurt, “next question.”

The second-year back also answered “yes” when asked if it was the most frustrating game of his career.

“Yes, a frustrating game that we lost.”

A low point of the game for Barkley was likely Jets safety Jamal Adams’ strip-sack touchdown on Daniel Jones. Adams blasted through a blocking effort by Barkley to make the play.

“Jamal Adams beat me, it’s as simple as that. He’s a heck of a player, All-Pro. I didn’t really want to switch jerseys with him at the end of the game, I jokingly told him that,” said Barkley. “I have to be better there.”

Barkley hasn’t been the same since missing three games with a high ankle sprain. As for the emotions Barkley was feeling, the running back was clear.

“Frustration, disappointment, anger, everything you said. No one wants to be 2-8, no one wants to have a losing record. Everyone’s upset, everyone’s frustrated,” said Barkley.

At 2-8, the Giants will head into their bye week. After that they’ll travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears on Nov. 24th at 1 p.m.