Lost in the euphoria of Daniel Jones' performance for the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon was a fairly significant injury for star running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley appeared to injure his ankle near the end of the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Monday morning, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the Giants are "expecting" Barkley be out several weeks with the injury. It's being characterized as a high-ankle sprain.
As Rapoport notes, this doesn't come as a huge surprise. Barkley was seen in a walking boot with crutches when he was celebrating his team's come-from-behind victory at the end of the game.
The Giants weren't exactly expecting to contend this year, but Barkley's injury still comes as a kick in the gut.
Before exiting the game with his injury, Barkley had 10 yards on eight carries - adding 27 yards through the air. It's a shame fans won't be able to see him team up with new quarterback Daniel Jones for an encore performance.
The Giants play the Redskins, the Vikings, the Patriots and the Cardinals in their next four games. It's unclear exactly how many of those games he'll miss.
Barkley, in his rookie season a year ago, ran for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns.