Saquon Barkley Unlikely To Face Patriots

Ruben Hill
October 10, 2019

Giants running back Saquon Barkley has been officially ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Patriots as he continues to rehab his high ankle sprain, the team announced Wednesday.

Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain on September 22 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"How can anyone tell me how long I'm supposed to be out?"

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news. "That made no sense at all".

The Patriots enter their Week 6 matchup against the G-Men with an unblemished 5-0 record and the league's top defense.

To make matters even worse for the Giants, wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Wayne Gallman, who has been playing in place of Barkley, have been dealing with concussions and had the team practiced on Monday, they wouldn't have participated.

The injuries leave NY short-handed against the league's top-ranked defense, an undesirable scenario for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones' first meeting with New England.

The New York Giants suddenly find themselves ravaged with injuries at key positions and that has been compounded by a new injury sustained by tight end Evan Engram.

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