Giants outfielder Saquon Barkley reveals he has a sprained ankle

Giants outfielder Saquon Barkley reveals he has a sprained ankle

Jordan RaananESPN staff writerSeptember 21, 2023 at 08:42 PM ET2 min read

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Santa Clara, California– New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley said Thursday that he is already suffering from a sprained ankle.

Barkley, who revealed the injury in an interview with Amazon, suffered the injury during Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Arizona Cardinals. It was initially thought to be a normal sprain, but Barkley explained the injury before Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, saying it was a high ankle sprain while adding that it wasn’t as severe as it could have been.

A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter this week that Barkley is expected to miss three weeks.

Not playing Thursday night was a pain management issue. Giants coach Brian Daboll said earlier in the week that Barkley had made “huge progress” and was recovering quickly.

Barkley told Amazon he will take advantage of the 11 days between Thursday night and the Giants’ Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 2.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Barkley had 29 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown in the first two games of the season. He also had nine catches for 41 yards and a touchdown.

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