Giants' Saquon Barkley expected to be out several weeks after suffering ankle injury: reports
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The New York Giants had a miraculous comeback win against the Arizona Cardinals, but the road to victory came at a price.
On the team's game-winning drive that resulted in a Graham Gano field goal for the 31-28 victory, star running back Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury that had him limping to the sideline.
After undergoing an MRI, the Giants learned that Barkley suffered an "ordinary" ankle sprain that will keep him sidelined for three weeks, according to ESPN.
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Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants runs with the ball against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 17, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)
The Giants' next three games are against the San Francisco 49ers, which comes on "Thursday Night Football" this week, Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins. All three opponents are playoff hopefuls in 2023, making Barkley's loss hurt that much more for Big Blue.
There's no debating that the Giants are worse when Barkley is off the field as his versatility as one of the NFL's elite running backs creates headaches for defenses each week. Barkley scored twice, one rushing and one receiving, in the Giants' second-half comeback on Sunday.
New York, though, has gotten off to an inauspicious start despite being 1-1. The Cardinals, considered by many to be one of the worst rosters in the NFL this season, had a 20-0 lead going into the half. The Giants hadn't scored a single point in six quarters dating to their Week 1 40-0 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
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