Saquon Barkley has reportedly avoided major injury, but the Giants will be without their star running back for nearly a month.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Barkley suffered an "ordinary" ankle sprain when he was helped off the field in the second half of New York's historic comeback win over the Cardinals on Sunday, and will be sidelined for three weeks.
Barkley, a 1,000-yard rusher last season, is a major part of the Giants offense with injuries in his past, including a torn ACL that he finally seemed fully recovered from last year. Fortunately for the Giants, he didn't suffer another major injury, but this injury certainly takes him out of Thursday's game against the 49ers and their stout defense, their Week 4 matchup with Seattle, and likely their Week 5 visit to Miami.
Barkley could target a Week 6 return, when the Giants play the Bills.
Barkley ran for 63 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, while also hauling in a receiving touchdown to help lead Big Blue's second half surge that resulted in a 31-28 victory.