New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley is back to fully practicing with the team after a hamstring injury.
The good news keeps on coming for the New York Giants.
After tweaking his hamstring overextending for a pass on Aug. 14, Saquon Barkley is now back to fully practicing with the team. Although not a major injury when the practice play occurred, it was still a concern around Giants camp. However, the organization and team handled it well and made sure Barkley was ready to go for the future.
Sidelined for the majority of the last two weeks, the second-overall pick didn’t play a snap in either of the Giants’ second and third preseason games. The goal was to evaluate him as strongly as possible. As a result, the former Penn State standout would be recovered and prepared for week one of the regular season.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was able to speak to the media on Monday regarding Barkley fully practicing with Big Blue once again, via Jason Leach of Elite Sports NY.
“He had a good day. He’s been practicing. Practiced well yesterday and today. He looked good,” Shurmur said. “You can reveal to the world that he’s out here practicing full. Let’s reveal it.”
Yes, the injury may not have been a major situation. However, it was normal for fans to be worried about it. Barkley has been one of the more hyped-up draft picks in recent memory, and has been a fan favorite before even stepping on the field. He needs to be an integral part of the Giants offense come week one, alongside teammates Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning.
Overshadowed by the news of the Beckham contract extension, the relief that Barkley is now fully rested and recovered is very legitimate. The Giants and Shurmur can now work him back into the system to prepare for future matchups.