Adam Schefter reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley was taken to the locker room during the second quarter of Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Barkley was limping pretty badly as trainers escorted him to the locker room.
The Giants announced that Barkley is out with this ankle injury.
Barkley was seen on crutches and wearing a walking boot on the sideline.
Based on video of the play, David Chao believes Barkley has a right high ankle sprain that will likely cost him “several weeks at least.”
Barkley, 22, was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Giants. Barkley is in the second year of his four-year, $31,321,752 rookie contract that included a $20,859,456 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up in 2021.
Entering today’s game, Barkley had appeared in two games and rushed for 227 yards on 29 carries (7.8 YPC) to go along with seven receptions for 47 yards receiving and one total touchdown.