The New York Giants offense took a hit during their incredible comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, as star running back Saquon Barkley exited the matchup early with an ankle injury.
A Monday MRI showed that Barkley suffered an “ordinary” ankle sprain, per ESPN. This is good news in some ways, but the Giants’ best offensive player is going to miss some time. ESPN reports Barkley will miss three weeks, while NFL Media reports he’s more week-to-week.
Barkley racked up 1,650 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns last year for the Giants. He was responsible for 27.7% of New York’s offense, which was the fifth-highest mark of any player in the NFL last year. On Sunday against Arizona, Barkley rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. He also caught six passes for 29 yards and another touchdown as the Giants rallied from a 20-0 deficit to win, 31-28.
Head coach Brian Daboll will have to adjust the offensive game plan with Barkley sidelined, but he will still want to utilize his backs. Below, we will break down the running backs who still step up in…
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Author : Jordan Dajani
Publish date : 2023-09-19 00:01:34
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