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Giants RB Saquon Barkley claims he’s not done for the season with ankle injury

Saquon Barkley, Giants

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will be out for a couple of days due to his ankle injury. But while he will still need an MRI to fully understand the severity of the damage, he is already counting himself as ready to play for the Giants’ next game.

He admitted to Pro Football Talk that he doesn’t know how long he will be out. However, he adamantly said that he is not out for the season.

“I’m not out for the season,” Barkley said, via NJ.com. “I’m going to do whatever I can to get back as quickly as possible. Not for myself, but for my team. That’s what I continue to think about. I caught myself getting a little upset on the sideline just because I wasn’t able to be out there with those guys.”

However, he did admit that it sucked for him to miss out on the Giants’ dramatic 32-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Personally, it sucks because as a competitor, I just want to be out there,” Barkley said, per NFL.com. “That was the biggest thing where I was upset with the injury. I hate watching my teammates play. I love being out there, love competing, love playing the sport of football.”

Barkley continues the outstanding running work he’s done last season. He got 227 rushing yards and one rushing TD on the Giants’ first two games. If it weren’t for the ankle injury, he would have added at least another 100 rushing yards to his name.

However, his focus now is on full recovery and making himself available to the team as soon as possible.