New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley will reportedly miss multiple with an ankle injury sustained on Sunday.
The big 32-31 win for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in Tampa Bay on Sunday wasn’t entirely a perfect picture. Star running back Saquon Barkley left before halftime with what appeared to be an ankle injury. He didn’t return.
Barkley was reportedly diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and would go for an MRI on Monday. Now, it’s being reported that the Giants will have to adapt to life without Barkley for the foreseeable future.
The #Giants are expecting to be without star RB Saquon Barkley for the next several weeks because of his high-ankle sprain, source said. Not surprising given the nature of the injury and his presence with a walking boot and crutches on the sideline.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2019
Despite the huge win that could help turn the season around for the Giants, losing Barkley is a brutal setback for the team. Barkley is the rock of this offense and has been since he was drafted in April of 2018. However, for the next couple weeks, it’ll be led by Jones and the passing game along with second-string running back Wayne Gallman.
Barkley carried the ball eight times for 10 yards prior to exiting with the injury. He additionally caught four balls for 27 yards. Gallman had five carries for 13 yards after taking over.
The star of the show during the victory was without a doubt the quarterback. In his first career start as a pro, Jones completed 23 of his 36 throws for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He added four carries for 28 yards and two scores on the ground. The latter of his two rushing touchdowns put the Giants ahead with a little over a minute to go.
Tight end Evan Engram also had a huge game for New York, catching six balls for 113 yards and a touchdown.