New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley is currently in a walking boot and crutches, after missing the second half of today’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is the first time in two seasons he’s been taken out of game because of a serious injury.
After the game, the Giants said Barkley has a sprained ankle. Coach Pat Shurmur said they will know more on Monday.
WFAN is reporting that Barkley has a high ankle sprain and will undergo an MRI on Monday. High ankle sprains usually take several weeks to heal, so if that is correct the Giants will be without their star back for the foreseeable future.
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Saquon is out and on crutches and in a boot. pic.twitter.com/3cUWJoy7FY
He was ruled out for the rest of the contest with an ankle injury, along with fellow teammate Alec Ogletree.
Injury Update: Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Alec Ogletree (hamstring) are Out for the remainder of the game.— New York Giants (@Giants) September 22, 2019
Barkley was helped to the locker room a few minutes before the end of the first half. After catching a 6-yard pass from Daniel Jones, Barkley landed awkwardly out of bounds while being tackled on the play. He was hobbling on one foot, and required assistance from the training staff to lead him off the field.
Barkley finished the game with 8 carries for 10 yards and 4 receptions for 27.
Saquon said, “I’m not out for the season” & that he will do everything he can to get back as soon as he can. Tests tomorrow. Make no mistake, he hurt. He’s also as tough as they come. #NYG #NYGvsTB— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) September 23, 2019