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Expecting Giants RB Saquon Barkley to "return to his rookie season form as well as the same usage in the first few weeks of the 2021 season was never realistic," ESPN's Jordan Raanan writes. Barkley has had a setback-free rehab so far and has resumed sprinting. But he's returning from a serious knee injury that included damage to his ACL, MCL and meniscus. He's expected to be limited in training camp and won't be integrated "back into the full-time mix ... until sometime during the regular season." The Giants added RBs Devontae Booker, Corey Clement, Ryquell Armstead and rookie Gary Brightwell this offseason. No big names -- but some bodies to potentially take some snaps and touches off Barkley's hands. We'll keep a close eye on his progress this summer.

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 7. Devontae Booker should dominate backfield work this weekend and is a volume-based RB2 in fantasy lineups.

The "estimate" for Giants RB Saquon Barkley's timetable for return from his sprained ankle is 2-4 weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barkley is scheduled for more tests on that ankle on Monday. It's worth noting that the Giants have a Week 10 bye, so if Barkley ends up on the long end of that timetable, we might not see him again until Week 11.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley is believed to have a low-ankle sprain and will "likely" miss next weekend's game vs. the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’ll have more tests, but he’s best characterized as week-to-week," Rapoport adds. "A fast healer, Barkley will work to miss only one week." We'll look for a more concrete timetable for Barkley's return. Devontae Booker operated as New York's clear lead back after Barkley exited today's game, handling 19 of the 20 RB opportunities.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley was in a walking boot and on crutches after hurting his left ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. We see this often after a player hurts an ankle, so it doesn't necessarily tell us anything about the severity of the injury. HC Joe Judge said after the game that Barkley got an X-ray on the ankle but gave no other updates. We should learn more tomorrow.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley rolled his left ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Cowboys. He didn't put much weight on it as he left the field. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: The Giants have ruled him out for the game.

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