It’s Sunday night, and the New York Giants are gearing up for a crucial clash with the Buffalo Bills. While the absence of Daniel Jones is a setback, there’s a silver lining for the Giants as their star running back, Saquon Barkley, makes his long-awaited return to the field in Week 6.
Despite dealing with a high ankle sprain, Barkley is officially active and ready to take on the Bills. This news comes as a ray of hope for the Giants, who are currently on a three-game losing streak with a struggling offense that has managed to score only 31 points during this skid. The absence of Daniel Jones, who was ruled out on Friday due to a neck injury, might seem like a major setback, but Barkley’s return offers a glimmer of optimism.
During the week leading up to the game, Barkley was limited in practice, and his status was questionable. The big question now is how much workload Barkley’s ankle can handle as he returns to the gridiron.
Barkley sustained his ankle injury during a Week 2 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. While his performance this season hasn’t been exceptional, he has been sorely missed. The 26-year-old two-time Pro Bowler has rushed for 114 yards on 29 carries and caught nine passes for 41 yards, with two total touchdowns this season.
Injuries have plagued Barkley throughout his career, causing him to miss multiple games in four out of his six seasons. Since being drafted in 2018, the Giants have struggled without him, posting a 9-15 record in games where he was unavailable.
As the Giants enter the game ranked last in yards gained and 31st in points scored, they are undoubtedly banking on Barkley’s return to help improve their prospects. It’s a challenging matchup against Josh Allen and the Bills, and the Giants (1-4) are hoping that Barkley’s presence will give them the boost they need to turn things around.
The Giants will face the Bills (3-2) in a primetime showdown, kicking off at 8:20 p.m. ET. It’s a game that promises to be exciting, with Barkley’s return adding an element of anticipation for Giants fans and football enthusiasts alike.