Monday morning testing confirmed the Giants' fears. RB Saquon Barkley will have surgery soon to repair his torn right ACL. Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman climb the pecking order with Barkley down. The Giants will reportedly have RB Devonta Freeman in for a visit as well -- and figure to sign someone even if Freeman doesn't fit.
The Giants fear RB Saquon Barkley tore his right ACL against the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There will reportedly be further testing Monday to "make a full and complete determination." RB Dion Lewis scored a 1-yard rushing TD after Barkley's departure and should be the next guy up. But RB Wayne Gallman would likely be significantly involved as well.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley suffered what appeared to be a right knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears. He immediately grasped at the knee in pain and had to be carried off. This obviously doesn't look good. We'll update Barkley's status when we learn more. Barkley's absence leaves the G-Men with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman.
Update: Barkley has been ruled out.
The Giants will hire Joe Judge as their next HC, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's an out-of-nowhere move. Judge spent the past 8 seasons in New England -- the first 7 as a special teams coach and 2019 as the WRs coach. Prior to that, he worked under Nick Saban at Alabama. At just 38 years old, he's now the league's 2nd-youngest HC. Frankly, that's about all we know about Judge at this point. We'll see who he tabs as his OC.
The Giants will fire HC Pat Shurmur, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Shurmur compiled a 9-23 record in 2 seasons at the helm in New York. We'll see who the G-Men tab as their next HC. They have an excellent core on offense with QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, WRs Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton and TE Evan Engram.
Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Bears this weekend. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) isn't expected to play, either, leaving Kaden Smith as New York's lead TE. He's not a fantasy option. The TE injuries should push more targets to the WRs and RB Saquon Barkley.
Giants HC Pat Shurmur said RB Saquon Barkley was "banged up" during the loss to the Jets. Barkley gave no comment when asked by reporters, but ESPN's Jordan Raanan notes that he appeared to go for an x-ray after the game. We'll see if we learn tomorrow, but Barkley gets a well-timed Week 11 bye.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll get back to his workhorse role in Sunday’s plus matchup against the Cardinals.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full-go in practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Cardinals -- and return to RB1 territory in our rankings.
Giants RBs Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) are out for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Barkley seemingly has a shot to return for Week 7. It'll be Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny in New York's backfield tomorrow. Hilliman figures to tally 12-15 touches but isn't an attractive fantasy play vs. New England's 2nd-ranked RB defense.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is "unlikely" to play against the Patriots on Thursday night. He's made a bunch of progress in his rehab, but he's still only 2-and-a-half weeks removed from what's usually a 4+ week injury. We're betting on Barkley returning for Week 7 against the Cardinals. With RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) also expected to miss the Patriots game, the G-Men are down to undrafted rookie RB Jon Hilliman. He has a shot to see ~15 touches on Thursday night but still isn't a recommended fantasy play in this matchup.
The Giants listed RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) as "limited" on their projected practice report Monday. (The team didn't actually practice.) Barkley got back on the field last week and looked good in the limited video we saw. He seems to have a real shot to return for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. We'll get another update tomorrow.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's a "realistic chance" Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) returns for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Barkley, just 2 weeks removed from his high-ankle sprain, got back on the practice field this week and was listed as a limited participant on Friday. "At the very least, he will be good in Week 7 against the Cardinals," Rapoport adds.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He drew headlines this week for running and even doing some light cutting on the field, but Barkley never had a realistic shot to play this weekend. We'd still consider him doubtful for next Thursday night's game against the Patriots but will continue to monitor him closely. Wayne Gallman gets another game as New York's lead back this Sunday.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was on the practice field on Wednesday. "Light running, change of direction. Looks very good, like himself," insider Art Stapleton tweeted. "Not practicing, but promising sign in quest to obliterate 4-8 week timetable for high ankle sprain." Barkley won't play against the Vikings this weekend, but it does seem like he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. We'll continue to monitor his progress.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley does not need surgery on his injured ankle, according to multiple reports. The fact that surgery was even being considered is confirmation that this is a severe high-ankle sprain. HC Pat Shurmur said Thursday that he considers Barkley "week to week" and that placing him on IR isn't being considered. Fantasy owners should still be prepared to potentially be without him through the Giants' Week 11 bye.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley will be out for "the next several weeks" with a high right ankle sprain. That confirms the video diagnosis of ProFootballDoc.com's David Chao. Wayne Gallman takes over the lead job for a solid matchup with Washington in Week 4. But then the Giants face Minnesota and New England the following 2 weeks. Fantasy owners shouldn't be excited for Gallman in any of those spots, but he'll be an option for many lineups in Week 4 at least.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Barkley is expected to miss 4-8 weeks and that the "longer timeline is considered more likely." The Giants get a Week 11 bye. Returning after that would mean 7 missed games for Barkley. This possibility certainly adds upside to Gallman on waivers. Beyond the Vikings and Patriots matchups lie fine spots vs. the Cardinals, Lions, Cowboys and Jets. Rapoport, by the way, has also updated his report to 4-6 weeks, following Barkley's Monday MRI.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley will have an MRI on his injured right ankle on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barkley spent the 2nd half of the win over the Bucs on crutches and in a walking boot. Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Barkley is dealing with a high-ankle sprain based on video of the injury. That’d likely cost him multiple games. We should learn more tomorrow.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley twisted his right ankle in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs. He hobbled off the field, putting very little weight on that leg. Stay tuned for an update. RB Wayne Gallman is next up for the Giants.
Update: Barkley has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
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