Giants RB Saquon Barkley ruled out for rest of Bucs game due to ankle injury
The New York Giants are already looking deflated at the end of the first half as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already outscored them by a lot. However, it seems like things are about to get worse with Saquon Barkley’s injury.
The team’s star running back was hit in the ankle during the game with the Bucs and twisted it in a weird angle. He then had to be carried off into the locker room to have it checked with team doctors.
There’s no diagnosis about the injury yet, but he has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Saquon is officially OUT for the rest of the game. #NYGvsTB
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) September 22, 2019
His loss was a big one for the Giants as they are trying to get out of the two-game losing rut they have found themselves in.=. Losing their power on the ground means that they have to rely on their passing to get things done and overcome an 18-point setback.
Moreover, Barkley was supposedly ready to make career milestones with this game. According to Giants Wire, the former Nittany Lion is set to become one of the fastest players to reach the 2500 rushing yard milestone. He’s also supposed to become one of the league’s players with most games of 100-plus scrimmage yards over a player’s first 20 games.
Fortunately for them, Daniel Jones has been performing well so far. In only two quarters of football, he’s completed 12 passes for 123 yards. It’s not hard to see him breaking to the 300-yard threshold if he keeps his production up for the entire game.
He’ll get his snaps if Barkley doesn’t return from the locker room. And from the looks of things, he might not be.