Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay injury update will frustrate Giants fans
In a brutal injury update for the Giants, Barkley and Golladay have been officially ruled out for their Week 6 game, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN. The former is still nursing the scary-looking ankle injury he sustained in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, while the latter is recovering from a knee injury that cost him the second half of the Cowboys contest.
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and WR Kenny Golladay (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday vs Rams.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 15, 2021
For what it’s worth, Saquon Barkley’s absence is not that surprising given the extent of his injury. While it’s not as serious as his ACL tear in 2020, the injury still looked scary when he got it. In fact, videos and photos of the Giants RB’s ankle quickly went viral since it was really swollen.
Swelling on Saquon’s ankle. No bueno pic.twitter.com/QIrfPcJnwr
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 10, 2021
As for Kenny Golladay, there were already fears that he might not be able to suit up since suffering the hyperextended knee injury. It was enough to force him out of the game against the Cowboys in the first quarter, and since he was not able to attend any practice throughout the week, the Giants probably saw his absence coming.
Despite that, though, it doesn’t lessen the impact of his unavailability.
In a bit of a good news, though, the Giants will have Daniel Jones available to play after suffering a concussion in Week 5. He was not able to finish the game the last time out after a big hit that left him wobbling, but he is now progressing well in his recovery.