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Giants RB Saquon Barkley on crutches and in a boot after injury vs. Bucs

Saquon Barkley, Giants

The biggest fear for every New York Giants fan has come to fruition: they will be playing the remainder of this game — and possibly the next couple of games — without Saquon Barkley.

Adam Schefter strung together the words that no Giants fan wanted to see happen throughout the season. It’s a painful reality that the team must be ready to face for the next couple of weeks.

With Barkley out for the day, the Giants will certainly have to depend on their offensive prowess in order to get things done. Thankfully, they have one talented quarterback in Daniel Jones.

There is a lot of hype surrounding the start of the rookie. Some are already calling him the man who could save the Giants. Publications are already writing compelling pieces about why he is the QB the Giants desperately need now. And so far, he’s been proving it.

The game is close by the middle of the third thanks to fantastic quarterbacking from Jones. He orchestrated two fantastic TDs to bring the score close. His efficiency from the pocket (265 passing yards for 17/25) is showing nothing but a lot of promise for the players.

However, it’s undeniable that they will miss Barkley’s production for the remainder of the game. He’s been the team’s focal point through the season’s first two games, earning 227 rushing yards and 47 receiving yards over two games.

Barkley is more than confident about his quarterback’s ability, though. USA Today quoted Barkley giving a great assessment of his QB.

“I’m excited, but just more excited for him. I know everyone is making a big deal that’s the starting quarterback of New York, but I don’t think you guys really understand how much effort and hard work you put in since you’re a little kid to get to this moment and get to this position. I’m really just more excited for him to go out there and get his first start.”

He has trust that his QB will be able to pull it through and give the team a much-needed win.