Giants RB Saquon Barkley already running after high ankle sprain
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley looks to be a little ahead of schedule in his return from his ankle injury. Barkley was seen on Wednesday morning stretching and working with the training staff. He still isn’t practicing with the team but just being on the field is a positive step in the right direction.
Significant development: #NYGiants RB Saquon Barkley stretched + working with training staff during media access. Light running, change of direction. Looks very good, like himself. Not practicing, but promising sign in quest to obliterate 4-8 week timetable for high ankle sprain. pic.twitter.com/xim3YQxqhU
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 2, 2019
Barkley was injured during the teams 32-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3 and it was expected he would miss anywhere from 4-8 weeks because of the injury.
The good news for the Giants is Wayne Gallman has stepped up to the plate and had a huge game in his first start. Against the Washington Redskins, he rushed 18 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. He also caught another six passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Gallman said that Saquon Barkley’s tweet before the game was enough to get him fired up, and joked it was a big reason that he played well.
22 gonna go crazy today 😤
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) September 29, 2019
“I don’t know why he does some of the things he does,” Gallman joked after the game via nj.com. “I was like, ‘bro, why would you do that?’, so I was like now I’ve got to show up.”
Gallman also said that he and Barkley had a long chat at halftime on things to do during the second half to continue the momentum.
“We talked at halftime and he told me what he saw,” Gallman said. “What he didn’t [see] as I do for him when he’s in the game, so, you know I love him, I love what he does. I just want to also contribute.”