Giants' 21-point comeback marred by Saquon Barkley ankle injury - ESPN
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The New York Giants tied their biggest come-from-behind win in franchise history, rallying from 21 points down to beat the Arizona Cardinals 31-28 at State Farm Stadium on Sunday. It was a thrilling victory for the visitors, except that it came with a dark cloud cast by the possibility of losing star running back Saquon Barkley to an ankle injury.
Barkley, who scored two touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving), had an X-ray on his right ankle after the game and was limping around the locker room. The ankle was «a bit swollen,» a source told ESPN.
It was clear that Barkley was in pain. He took a cart to the X-ray room after limping off the field.
«I don't know yet,» coach Brian Daboll said when asked about the severity of Barkley's injury.
Barkley, who had the lone sour face in the locker room after the Giants erased a 28-7 deficit to even their record, politely declined to comment on the injury, which occurred when the ankle turned awkwardly at the bottom of a pile on a run up the middle with just over a minute remaining.
The Giants have a short turnaround this week, as they play again on the West Coast on Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers. They then have 11 days before hosting the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 2 on «Monday Night Football» at MetLife Stadium.
Barkley, 26, is playing on a revised franchise tag this year. He's set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Barkley has a history of ankle injuries. He missed three games in 2019 with a right ankle injury and four games in 2021 with a left ankle injury.
An extended absence could hurt his value and the Giants' long-term prospects.
Barkley had 17 rushes for 63 yards and six catches for 29 yards Sunday, playing 65 of 67