Saquon Barkley
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New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley has reportedly been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after leaving Sunday’s game early.

In the midst of the New York Giants‘ first victory of the year in Tampa Bay, star running back Saquon Barkley went down with an ankle injury. A rare occurrence, Barkley had to leave the game before halftime and didn’t return to action.

Now, it’s being reported that the second-year pro has a high ankle sprain. He’ll undergo an MRI on Monday, as his near playing future will be decided soon enough.

It’s unclear how much time he’ll miss, but fans are hoping it’s just a minor setback.


Barkley only carried the ball eight times for 10 yards on the ground prior to exiting with the injury. Additionally, he caught four balls for 27 yards. He didn’t reach the endzone in the victory.

With Barkley on the sideline, it was rookie Giants quarterback Daniel Jones who stole the show. He completed 23 of his 36 throws for 336 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Jones also carried the ball four times for 28 yards and two rushing touchdowns, one of which ended up being the game-winner with a little over a minute to go in the fourth quarter.

A missed field goal from Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay sealed the win for New York.

It’s the Giants’ first win since Week 14 of the 2018 season where they defeated the Washington Redkins 40-16. Needless to say, the Jones era for Big Blue is off to a great start.

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