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Giants RB Saquon Barkley claims ankle felt fine in return

Saquon Barkley

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley returned from an ankle sprain on Sunday and said everything felt good against the Arizona Cardinals. Barkley ran 18 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes out of the backfield for eight yards.

“I felt like I was running well,” Barkley said via NJ.com. “I think I did a little too much on some stuff. But that’s part of my game. Sometimes, it doesn’t work. Most of the time, it works. I think cutting was fine. I broke some long ones today, made some people miss.”

“I think I did fine. I know I felt fine, but didn’t do enough to help my team win. I was able to take my normal workload. Physically, I feel good.”

After a run in the third quarter, Barkley did have a little limp and there was some concern. He went back to the sideline to get his ankle re-taped so he could return to the game. Barkley said that someone landed on his ankle funny, but there was never any doubt that he would return to the game.

“Someone just landed on it,” he said. “That’s kind of part of the healing process with this thing.”

The bad news for the Giants is that the team couldn’t find a way to get past the Cardinals and now sit at 2-5. Most knew this season would be tough, but after what Daniel Jones showed in his first couple of starts there was hope that he could be the savior of the season.