Saquon Barkley suffers high ankle sprain, still celebrates on field after Giants' win

The New York Giants lost their biggest weapon in Week 3. Running back Saquon Barkley was ruled out of Sunday’s game with an ankle injury.

The injury occurred with roughly 3:27 left in the second quarter. Barkley caught a pass from Daniel Jones and took an awkward hit from Mike Edwards.

After being looked at on the sideline, the 22-year-old Barkley needed help getting to the locker room.

The Giants initially deemed Barkley questionable to return, but was later downgraded to out. He returned to the Giants’ sideline wearing a walking boot and using crutches. X-Rays showed a sprained ankle, but no broken bones.

Though he didn’t take part in the second half of the Giants’ incredible 32-31 comeback win, Barkley hopped out onto the field to be a part of the celebration after the game ended.

After the game, the Giants revealed Barkley is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Barkley will undergo an MRI on Monday. While he did not break any bones, Barkley is expected to miss time.

Barkley finished the game with eight carries for 10 yards and four receptions for 27 yards.

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Saquon Barkley injured his ankle Sunday. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


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