Saquon Barkley injury update: Giants star (ankle) full participant in practice

first_img Titans benching Marcus Mariota in favor of Ryan Tannehill Dolphins stick with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, bench Josh Rosen The Giants have been hit hard with injuries this season as tight end Evan Engram is also dealing with a knee injury and wide receiver Sterling Shepard has been out with a concussion.Engram also returned to practice Wednesday as a full participant, while Shepard was seen earlier this week doing individual work in the portion of practice open to media.The Giants (2-4) will host the Cardinals (2-3-1) Sunday with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET. Jalen Ramsey trade news: Rams acquire cornerback for three draft picks #Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full participant at practice today, a very good sign that he’ll return to the field on Sunday.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2019The running back hinted Monday that he’ll “be back soon” by posting a video on social media with a fingers-crossed emoji.I’ll be back soon…. 😏🤞🏾— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) October 14, 2019Barkley suffered an ankle sprain in the first half of the Giants’ Week 3 win over the Buccaneers. He was given an initial four- to eight-week timetable to return, but has remained optimistic that he will beat that timeline. Related News Giants running back Saquon Barkley could be nearing a return in Week 7 against the Cardinals.Barkley was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice after missing the team’s last three games with an ankle injury, which is a good sign he will play Sunday. He returned to practice last week on a limited basis, but wasn’t cleared to play against the Patriots. Barkley, selected with the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, had rushed for team-high 227 yards, second in the NFL, and had one rushing touchdown in two games entering Week 3. He had eight carries for 10 yards and four receptions for 27 yards before leaving the game.Last season, he led the league with 2,028 yards from scrimmage and scored 15 total touchdowns to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.last_img