Saquon Barkley is out for Sunday’s game. The New York Giants faced off with division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, with a score of 24-13 in favor of the Cowboys as of this writing.
On top of a botched game for the Giants, Daniel Jones was taken out of the game with a concussion, and to add insult to injury, the Giants are now without star running back Saquon Barkley.
Barkley went down with an apparent ankle injury and was quickly taken out of the game.
How many weeks will Barkley be on IR?
The Giants will now unfortunately have to place Barkley on IR, keeping him out for at least three weeks.
This is a big blow for an already stumbling Giants team. Needless to say, a Giants fan is already here. Barkley’s 2020 season was interrupted when he tore his ACL in Week 2.
Now, in 2021, Barkley has fallen to Week 5. The injury appears to have been a severe sprained ankle as the Cowboys defender suffered a sprained ankle.
The weird thing about the injury is that it came from a non-contact situation because the show was already over. Barkley was trying to stop the momentum when he ran into a corner, Jordan Lewis.
She will hope that Barkley suffered a minor ankle sprain and is back in action after three weeks of infrastructural surgery.
However, given Barkley’s injury concerns for the 2020 season, this injury could turn out to be much worse. The injury happened on the opposite leg where Barkley tore the ACL, this time the problem was the left ankle.
As the photo above shows, Barkley’s ankle looks very swollen, and it could be a simple ankle sprain.
At the most basic level, an ankle sprain takes an athlete about six weeks to heal. However, in more severe cases, the ankle may take longer than four months if additional ligaments and tendons are damaged.
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We hope Barkley recovers quickly and starts rehab in a few weeks. More tests will be done to determine the severity of the injury, and they hope Barkley will be back on the field soon.
The Giants will likely fall to 1-4 this season and Barkley will need to return as soon as possible.
Edited by Heino van Deventer