Giants RB Saquon Barkley diagnosed with a high ankle sprain
The entire New York Giants fanbase held their collective breath when they saw Saquon Barkley being assisted to the locker rooms. They choked, even more, when they saw their star running back on crutches and a boot.
However, it seems like their worries were for naught as the injury doesn’t seem very serious. According to Adam Schefter, his injury may only keep him out for a short period of time.
Giants diagnosed RB Saquon Barkley with a high ankle sprain and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2019
Despite the Giants diagnosing his injury as a sprain, it’s still a good move for the team to have him undergo MRI and look at the full scope of the injury. It’s a wise move to make because Barkley is their franchise running back and the anchor where their offensive schemes are based.
He’s already averaged 227 rushing yards and notched a single TD in only 29 carries for the team. It’s hard not to expect production from this guy, who wowed everyone with a bombastic rookie season.
Moreover, he’s coming into the season with an even hungrier mindset. He’s determined to help the Giants win games and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the dub.
However, he won’t be doing this alone. Daniel Jones will now be working with him from the pocket to try and win games for the franchise. He made himself the team hero with the incredible rushing touchdown he made late in the game.
If everything goes well, Barkley should be back in time for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. Working together with Jones, he should be able to lead New York to a two-game winning run and announce that a new age has come for these Giants.