New York Giants News, 9/23 – Giants get awful Saquon Barkley injury news

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Sep 22, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is assisted off the field after suffering an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

The New York Giants might have beaten the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-31 in week 3, but they lost their best player in Saquon Barkley for an extended amount of time.

Barkley was forced out with a high ankle sprain that left him sprawled on the ground in pain. He immediately went to the locker room for further tests which confirmed the strain. The initial diagnosis was that he did not suffer a break, but he will likely miss at least six weeks until he can make a return.

In the meantime, Wayne Gallman will be the Giants’ starting running back, a reliable option who can block well-enough to give Daniel Jones time in the pocket. Gallman doesn’t have the lateral quickness that Barkley brings to the offense, but he’s a confident runner that can pick up extra yards.

Losing Barkley is a massive blow for the Giants and will force them to game-plan around his absence. With the lack of quality defense, a lot of pressure will be placed on the shoulders of Daniel Jones and his arm.

Barkley entered week three ranked second in the NFL with 227 rushing yards. He was averaging 7.8 yards per carry before picking up the ankle injury.


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