Giants' Saquon Barkley Faces MRI After Ankle Injury, Team Remains Hopeful 


Giants' star running back, Saquon Barkley, suffered a right ankle injury during a thrilling comeback win against the Cardinals. 

Barkley is scheduled to undergo an MRI in Arizona on Monday to assess the extent of the injury. 

Initial X-ray results have the Giants cautiously optimistic that the injury might be a standard sprain, not a more severe high-ankle sprain. 

ESPN notes that Barkley's ankle displayed significant swelling after the injury. 

Giants head coach Brian Daboll was uncertain about the injury's severity immediately after the game. 

Despite the injury, Barkley had an impactful performance, with 17 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown, along with six receptions for 29 yards and another touchdown. 

Barkley has a history of ankle injuries, having missed games in 2019 due to a right ankle injury and in 2021 due to a left ankle injury. 

The Giants face a quick turnaround this week, raising doubts about Barkley's availability for the Thursday night game against the 49ers. 

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