Saquon Barkley’s third and fourth years in the NFL haven’t quite gone as well as his first and second, as the Giants running back’s injury woes continue.
Barkley, who missed most of last season with a torn ACL, is out for the rest of the Giants’ Week 5 contest against Dallas after sustaining what looked like a fairly serious ankle injury.
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Barkley had two carries for 9 yards before that play sent him to the sidelines. He was eventually carted off the field and ruled out for the rest of the game.
Injury Update: Saquon Barkley is ruled Out with an ankle injury.
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 10, 2021
Barkley was spotted on crutches after the game, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. He is dealing with a low-ankle sprain that will likely keep him out of action in Week 6, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Giants star RB Saquon Barkley is believed to have suffered a low-ankle sprain, sources say, an injury that likely knocks him out next week. He’ll have more tests, but he’s best characterized as week-to-week. A fast healer, Barkley will work to miss only one week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2021
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Barkley was second on the Giants in rushing this year with 186 yards in four games, two behind team leader quarterback Daniel Jones. The Giants’ next leading rusher is Devontae Booker, who has seven carries for 22 yards in three games.
The second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Penn State, Barkley rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons; he was a Pro-Bowler and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2018.