Giants RB Saquon Barkley opens up on expanded role in Thursday’s practice
It has been confirmed that Saquon Barkley either isn’t from this Earth or his injury was misdiagnosed by doctors following his injury. On Thursday, Barkley opened up on his expanded role in Thursday’s practice per Jordan Raanan.
Saquon Barkley says he got to do a little more Thursday. "Felt good." He got to open up, run full speed and cut more. Was evasive on timeframe and how close he was to returning.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 3, 2019
In Week 3, Barkley was forced to make an early exit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after getting tackled awkwardly by his ankle. The sensational rusher was unable to put any weight on his ankle and came out of halftime in a walking boot and crutches.
Just a day after the game, the Giants running back was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after receiving an MRI. With his injury being a somewhat severe ankle sprain; his expected timetable to return was placed anywhere between four to eight weeks.
The only thing is, they didn’t account for the fact that Barkley is a robot and that he doesn’t abide by the same timetables as regular human beings. Earlier this week, New York’s featured running back was seen running on the sideline at practice.
Then, Barkley has been able to increase his workload in practice over the course of Wednesday and Thursday. Not even two weeks after his injury, the running back is practicing at full-speed. He was also seen making cuts on the practice field.
Additionally, Barkley has yet to be officially ruled out for Sunday’s matchup versus the Minnesota Vikings. At the same time, Pat Shurmur could ultimately elect to hold his star running back out for at least another week.
With that being said, the Giants seem to be getting Barkley back in the offense way ahead of schedule.