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Saquon Barkley suffers high ankle injury in Week 3, out 4-8 weeks [UPDATE]

The Giants have lost their best player to an ankle injury. He’s getting checked out and we’ll have more as soon as the Giants announce anything.

Running back Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants runs the ball against cornerback M.J. Stewart of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in theduring the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Editor’s update 9/23 12:54 p.m.: The Giants returned to New Jersey and got bad news about Saquon Barkley. The running back underwent an MRI and he is expected to miss from four to eight weeks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The report indicated the Giants are thinking the longer timeline is more likely. Wayne Gallman will get the start in Barkley’s place, but expect the Giants to add at least one more running back to the roster.

Editor’s update 9:26 p.m.: Adam Schefter is reporting Saquon Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. A high ankle sprain is usually a minimum of two weeks absence, but can extend over a month depending on the severity of the injury. If Barkley misses any time, Wayne Gallman will see extensive work.

Editor’s update: The Giants announced that Saquon Barkley will not return to the team’s Week 3 contest against the Bucs. There is no word yet on the extent of the ankle injury he suffered, but the initial examination clearly came back negative. He was spotted on crutches and in a boot, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. An MRI on Monday seems a very likely possibility.

The New York Giants suffered a critical injury in the second quarter of their Week 3 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Running back Saquon Barkley injured his ankle and has been designated as questionable to return. Trainers helped him back to the locker room after the injury as the second quarter comes to a close. He had ten rushing yards on eight attempts and four receptions for 27 yards at the time of the injury.

Fantasy impact: We’re still awaiting word of his status, but this has an impact across the board for the Giants offense. Wayne Gallman is the primary backup running back and will get the bulk of the carries in this game as long as Barkley is absent.