Giants RB Saquon Barkley Out for 4-6 Games with Ankle Sprain

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) gets helped off the field after getting hurt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

The New York Giants will be without star running back Saquon Barkley for the next several games.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Barkley is expected to be out four to six weeks because of a high ankle sprain, per a source informed of the situation. Giants coach Pat Shurmur later confirmed the injury but did not offer a timeline for a return.

The news isn’t a surprise in the least after Barkley was in a walking boot and crutches following the Giants‘ dramatic 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Barkley left the win in the second quarter and was helped to the locker room. He finished the game with eight carries for 10 yards and four receptions for 27 yards.

The second-year back knew after the game that the injury wouldn’t keep him out the season.

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SOURCE: NFL, Kevin Patra