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Report: Giants RB Saquon Barkley has a ‘realistic chance’ of returning in Week 6 vs. Patriots

Saquon Barkley

Earlier this week, it was proven that New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley is not a normal human being with the progress he’s made in his recovery from an ankle injury. Impressively, Barkley has a ‘realistic chance‘ of returning in Week 6 versus the New England Patriots.

Back in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Barkley appeared to suffer a serious injury to his ankle. So much so, that he was sporting a walking boot and crutches as his team exited Week 3 with a victory.

But after undergoing an MRI, the Giants running back was diagnosed with an ankle sprain. Along with his diagnosis, he was given a timetable of four to six weeks to return by multiple doctors.

On the contrary, Barkley has scoffed at the original timetable and is way ahead of schedule. Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, the second-year rusher looked spry throughout the week in practice

At one point, there was a slight possibility that Barkley was going to be able to suit up in Week 5. Instead, it appears as if the Giants will get him back in Week 6 against the reigning Super Bowl champs.

It remains to be seen what Barkley looks like in a game setting. His first game back from injury could very well come against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. Remarkably, New England has allowed just one offensive touchdown coming into Week 5.

Prior to his injury, Barkley was off to a blazing start with 311 yards from scrimmage, 6.5 yards per touch, and one touchdown in the first three games of the season.