The Giants hoped Saquon Barkley would be able to participate in each match for the first time since his rookie season in 2018 when they began the 2023 NFL season.
Just a few weeks into the season, the club was abruptly brought back to reality when Barkley sustained an injury during New York’s victory in Week 2.
The Giants are currently anticipating Barkley’s comeback. It won’t happen during their Week 4 “Monday Night Football” matchup because Barkley is suspended.
So when might Barkley come back? Here is information about his ankle injury and the potential length of his absence.
Update on Saquon Barkley’s Injury
Week 4 won’t see Saquon Barkley on the field for the Giants as he recovers from an ankle sprain he sustained in Week 2’s victory over the Cardinals.
On the Giants’ fifth offensive possession of the contest, Barkley was hurt. While being tackled, he bowed his back unnaturally, and even though he attempted to leave the field on his own, he needed assistance getting to the sidelines.
The Giants initially thought Barkley had only sprained his ankle, but it was later discovered that he actually had a high ankle sprain. Normally, those injuries keep players out of action for at least a few weeks, but Giants coach Brian Daboll is hopeful that Barkley won’t be out for too long.
Currently, Barkley’s ailment will prevent him from playing in his second game. Now, he’ll be hoping for a chance to play again in Week 5, when the Giants play the Dolphins in Miami.
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How Long Will Saquon Barkley Be Out?
Regarding Barkley’s expected return date, the Giants have remained silent. The fact that the team didn’t immediately rule him out of their Week 3 contest against the 49ers — which was challenged on Thursday night — and that his status for Monday’s Week 4 game changed from “Out” to “Doubtful” before he was designated inactive just before kickoff is noteworthy.
Barkley has been getting better as he recovers from his ankle injury, according to Daboll.
As reported by Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com, “I think he’s gotten progressively better,” remarked Daboll. “And then it’s a talk with Saquon and where he’s at, a talk with the training staff, I think everybody’s got to be on the same page and, again, you never want to put a guy out there that’s not ready to go. But he has gotten better, I think there’s a chance [he plays Monday], but we’ll see where it’s at.”
Barkley would appear to have a shot to play in Week 5 given that he at least had a chance to play on Monday. Additionally, he has stated that he wants to recover from the injury as swiftly as possible.
“I love playing football. You don’t want to miss games, I’ve missed enough games in my career, so I would love to just go out there and play anytime I can,” according to Barkley, who spoke to NorthJersey.com. “That’s why last week I was like, if it feels good enough and I can go out there and I can play and protect myself, protect the ball, and protect the QB, man let me try and play last Thursday. If I can do it this Monday, let me try and play. You never know with these things, it’s a tough injury to battle through, but whenever that is, I just would love to be out there because I love the game of football and that’s the only thing that matters.”
Still, players who miss time due to a severe ankle sprain are frequently sidelined for at least three to four weeks. Barkley may require one or two weeks to recover before returning to action. You can follow us on Twitter if you’re interested in reading about the latest celebrity injury and accident news.