Saquon Barkley says he’s taking it daily as he continues to recuperate from a high ankle sprain.
The New York Giants running back didn’t suggest whether he will formally return this week, but Barkley states he has no concerns about his ankle holding up if he dresses Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
” No doubt in my mind,” Barkley stated, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Barkley suffered the ankle sprain in Week 3’s success over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NFL Network Expert Ian Rapoport previously reported Barkley was expected to be sidelined six-to-eight weeks. Barkley, however, has actually been determined to beat that timeline and go back to game action as soon as humanly possible.
The second-year running back missed out on 3 of the Giants’ tilts versus the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots.
Barkley was a full individual in practice Wednesday and Thursday, however he will undoubtedly need to be cleared by the medical staff to play Sunday. Recently, he was itching to get back on the field for the Thursday night matchup versus the Pats but was eventually unclear.
Despite missing three games, Barkley is still the group’s leading rush (237 lawns). Following an increased work in practice thus far, Barkley states he “feels great.”
Should he be cleared this week, expect a spirited Barkley on the field after the RB helplessly watched his squad lose the past two video games from the sideline. Being held out of several video games has actually been increasingly discouraging.
“I think you can say Angry Saquon, but it’s going to be more just gratitude since when you in fact get the game eliminated from you– don’t get me wrong, I know it’s not a season-ending injury, it was an injury that took me out for a couple weeks– however when you’re passionate about this game and when you need to step away from it and view your teammates head out there and you need to be in a box looking down and can’t actually do much for your group, makes you comprehend how much you actually care and appreciate this game,” Barkley stated.
Although Barkley’s game status remains uncertain for Week 7, it is assuring the advancements the RB has actually made in less than a month.