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New Injury Update For Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley walking onto the field for the New York Giants in 2018.

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants takes the field prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

While most of the headlines this week in New York have revolved around Daniel Jones, the Giants unfortunately lost Saquon Barkley to a high-ankle sprain against Tampa Bay.

Barkley is undoubtedly the best player on the Giants. The offense runs through him and his ability to break off an incredible run at any given moment.

The initial MRI results for Barkley indicated that he suffered a high-ankle sprain. He’s going to miss a significant amount of time.

Before the Pro Bowl running back made a final decision on how he'll rehab, he visited specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Giants star tailback will not undergo surgery on his injured rankle.

Tightrope surgery was in consideration at first, but the current recommendation from Dr. Anderson doesn't require Barkley to go under the knife.

Although this is a positive update for Barkley, the reality is that he'll be amount for an extended period of time. The early timeline for his return was set at 4-8 weeks.

Now that Barkley is out of the lineup right now, the Giants will turn to Wayne Gallman to lead their backfield. It'll be tough to replace the production that No. 26 provides on a weekly basis.