Running back Saquon Barkley was helped off with an apparent leg injury after getting twisted up on a carry with 1:08 left in the game. Barkley had 17 carries for 63 yard and a touchdown, and caught six passes for 29 yards.
Early indications are a standard ankle sprain for Barkley.
Sources: The #Giants believe Pro Bowl RB Saquon Barkley suffered a sprained ankle at the end of today’s win over the #AZCardinals.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 18, 2023
I’m told it “could have been much worse,” and the team feels Barkley avoided a major injury.
Short turnaround Thursday night at the #Niners. More… pic.twitter.com/MYE4VtatTv
Bredeson was replaced at left guard by veteran Mark Glowinski. Glowinski, who started at right guard Week 1, was benched for Marcus McKethan against Arizona. This was the first start of McKethan’s career. He was a fifth-round pick in 2022.
The Giants are now fielding a makeshift offensive line.
With Andrew Thomas out with a hamstring injury, Josh Ezeudu is at left tackle, Glowinski at left guard and McKethan at right guard.
Head coach Brian Daboll had no information on either injury after the game.
Saquon Barkley had an x-ray on his right ankle after the game. He limped around the locker room and it was a bit swollen. Clearly he had some pain and discomfort.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 18, 2023
This is definitely a concern for the Giants and Barkley moving forward, especially with a short turnaround this week…