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New Encouraging Update On Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley running the ball for the New York Giants.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 09: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 9, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to miss several more games with a high ankle sprain, but the dynamic young star seemingly refuses to accept this prognosis.

Initial reports following Barkley's injury last week indicated he'd be out 4-to-8 weeks. However, NFL Network's Kim Jones stated earlier today that Barkley wishes to beat the timetable.

After today's game, Barkley was seen without a walking boot on his right foot. That's another encouraging sign toward for his recovery.

Barkley is a freak athlete and by all accounts, a diligent worker. Without question, he wants to play again as soon as possible.

However, the Giants should be smart about his healing and when they bring him back. There's no sense in rushing a guy back that you took with the No. 2 overall pick.

Additionally, Wayne Gallman played well today in Barkley's absence. He rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 55 yards and another score.

The Giants beat the Washington Redskins 24-3 to even up their record at 2-2.