Saquon Barkley Suffers High Ankle Sprain

The Giants running back could miss multiple weeks

Star New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley entered Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 227 yards rushing (7.8 yards per carry). 

He exited the game with a high-ankle sprain after logging eight carries for 10 yards and hauling in four catches for 27 yards. 

New York rode the hot hand of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who wowed in his first start, but now Giants fans have a bittersweet taste in their mouths after watching Barkley exit. 

As a result of the injury, New York might be without their best playmaker moving forward.

He could barely put any weight on his ankle at all and had to be helped off the field.

After the final whistle, nothing was stopping Barkley from celebrating with his teammates, though.

New York will host the Washington Redskins next week before squaring off against the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots in the following contests. Therefore, Barkley's absence could end up being catastrophic for his team. 

While his injury is undoubtedly a painful one, it might not be as painful as Matt Gay’s missed 34-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Bucs. 

An update on Barkley's health will be released after he undergoes testing in the coming days.