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Giants Get Encouraging Update on Saquon Barkley MRI | How Long Will He Be Out?

The New York Giants received the best possible news on how much time Saquon Barkley will miss, after the running back suffered an ankle injury in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Barkley‘s MRI avoided a high-ankle sprain, and merely sprained his ankle. The expectation is that Barkley could miss up to three weeks.

Barkley injured his ankle in the second half of the Giants’ furious comeback from a 20-point deficit, scoring a pair of touchdowns in New York’s 31-28 win.

Through the first two games of the 2023 season, Barkley has rushed for 114 yards with two total touchdowns.

New York faces a short week, taking on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football, prior to returning home against the Seattle Seahawks, and hitting the road to take on the Mimi Dolphins the following week.

There remains a chance Barkley could return on Oct. 15 against the Buffalo Bills.

Barkley has battled through ankle injuries in the past, suffering a high ankle sprain early in the 2019 season that seemed to effect him throughout the remainder of that season.

New York is hoping that the fact that because this injury is less severe, Barkley will return to form significantly quicker than he did in 2019.


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