Barkley (shoulder) has no interest in being rested down the stretch of this season, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. "The mindset of sitting me out and resting me for the rest of the season is beyond me," Barkley said. "I do not agree with it. It won't happen."
Barkley heads into a Week 11 bye nursing a minor shoulder injury, and he may also be dealing with some impact from the high-ankle sprain he suffered in September. However, he said health hasn't been a factor in his recent struggles on the ground, noting that he's still been able to make defenders miss when he's found some open space. With his shoulder expected to be fine, Barkley likely will handle his usual workload when the Giants return to action Week 12 in Chicago. The idea of scaling back his touches at the very end of the season isn't crazy, but the Giants didn't take that approach when they dropped out of contention last season, as the running back averaging 18 carries and four catches per game in five December appearances, including an 83 percent snap share and 142 scrimmage yards Week 17.
Barkley underwent an X-ray on his shoulder after Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Barkley sat out Weeks 4 through 6 due to a high right ankle sprain. In four games in the meantime, he's been bottled up on the ground, posting increasingly worse YPC marks, with the nadir a 13-carry, one-yard performance versus the Jets. Despite the less-than-stellar work as a rusher, he's made his usual contributions through the air, averaging 5.5 catches for 46 yards per game. While his shoulder appears to be what's hindering him at the moment, Barkley will benefit from the Giants' Week 11 bye, with the team next taking the field Nov. 24 at Chicago.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Barkley is feeling much better after the running back was banged up in the aftermath of Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.
The Giants haven't specified a particular injury for Barkley, who was sent in for an X-ray following the Week 10 loss. According to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, Shurmur expressed that he was pleased with the results of Barkley's examination and indicated that the Giants have no plans to shut down their franchise back for the season. Since returning from a three-week absence due to a high right ankle sprain, Barkley has struggled to find open running room over the Giants' past four games, gaining just 165 yards on 64 rushes (2.6 YPC). A Week 11 bye should prove helpful to Barkley while he looks to rest up and regain health ahead of the Giants' next game Nov. 24 versus the Bears.
Barkley rushed 13 times for one yard and caught all five of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.
You read that right. Barkley mustered just one yard on the ground. He looked like a shell of himself throughout the game, and it was revealed postgame that he's going in for an X-ray. When pressed on the topic, coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't elaborate besides saying that Barkley got banged-up. With the Giants now 2-8, it wouldn't be surprising to see Barkley miss time rather than continue trying to play at less than 100 percent.
Barkley rushed 14 times for 28 yards and caught six of eight targets for 67 yards in Monday night's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys.
Barkley was bottled up on the ground, where his longest rush of the night went for only eight yards. Nonetheless, he was able to explode for a 65-yard reception during the second half, somewhat salvaging a down performance. In fact, other than the Week 3 game in which he hurt his ankle and was forced to exit early, Monday marked Barkley's first contest this season with neither 100 scrimmage yards nor a touchdown. The superstar tailback will look to bounce back in Week 10, but his matchup against a Jets defense currently leading the league with only 3.1 yards allowed per rush may complicate matters.
Barkley carried 19 times for 64 yards while catching eight of 10 targets for 79 yards and another score during Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Lions.
Barkley struggled to run the ball for the second straight game, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry against a respectable Lions front. He made up for it by nearly doubling his receiving yardage total for the season and adding a four-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Although Barkley's ankle injury disrupted his start to the campaign, he has exceeded 130 scrimmage yards three times in five appearances while adding three total touchdowns. His next opportunity to contribute will come in a Week 9 Monday night matchup at home against the Cowboys.
Barkley (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Coming out of his return last weekend following a three-game absence due to a right high-ankle sprain, Barkley experienced some lingering soreness, but it was never viewed as a major concern. After a limited showing in the Giants' first practice of Week 8 a day earlier, Barkley erased any concern about his health by putting in a full workout Thursday. He'll fill his normal three-down role Sunday against the Lions and profiles as one of the top fantasy plays at running back this week.
Barkley (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday that Barkley is dealing with "game soreness" and is expected to suit up Week 8, per Duggan. Barkley returned to action in last weekend's loss to the Cardinals after missing the previous three contests due to a right high-ankle sprain. Barring any setbacks, it appears the star running back will be a go for Sunday's game against the Lions, despite starting the week limited.
Barkley notched 18 carries for 72 yards and one touchdown while reeling in three of five targets for eight yards during Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Cardinals.
Afterward, Barkley elaborated on his return from three games missed due to a high right ankle sprain. "I think I did fine. I know I felt fine, but didn't do enough to help my team win," he told Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger. "I was able to take my normal workload. Physically, I feel good." At one point in the third quarter, Barkley had the ankle re-taped, but otherwise he seemed to be back to normal, as no other Giants running back earned a touch Sunday. He'll aim to be closer to his dynamic self Week 8 versus the Lions.
Barkley (ankle) logged another full practice Friday and doesn't have a game designation on the final injury report for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.
A full participant throughout the week, Barkley has declared himself ready for his usual workload in a prime matchup with the struggling Arizona defense. Coach Pat Shurmur declined to comment on the star running back when he talked to the media after Friday's practice, per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record.
Barkley (ankle) said Thursday that there's "no doubt" in his mind he can handle a full workload Sunday versus the Cardinals, Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Barkley's comments were made after he managed another full practice Thursday, his second in as many days. Despite the positive development, the Giants still may give him a game-day designation upon the release of Friday's injury report. Barkley aside, the Giants' backfield seems to be getting healthier, as Wayne Gallman practiced fully Thursday as he works his way through the concussion protocol. Ultimately, Barkley's workload this weekend may be contingent on which of the team's running backs are active.
Barkley (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Barkley's full participation offers a strong sign that he'll be ready to go for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals after missing the previous three games due to a high-ankle sprain. Tight end Evan Engram (knee) was also listed as a full participant Wednesday, so rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will likely benefit from the return of two of his top weapons Week 7.
Barkley (ankle) is going through individual drills at the beginning of Wednesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The same goes for Evan Engram (knee) and Sterling Shepard (concussion), with the Giants looking to get back to full strength for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Each of the three are likely headed for a "limited" designation on the Wednesday practice report, but it isn't out of the question for Barkley or one of the others to log a full practice.
Barkley (ankle) is practicing Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
The Giants are getting an early start on practice following a Thursday game in Week 6, but they won't actually release an injury report until Wednesday, so it isn't clear if Barkley is a full participant or still limited. He reportedly is taking part in team drills Monday, while Sterling Shepard (concussion), Evan Engram (knee) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) all are limited to individual work.
Coach Pat Shurmur isn't sure if Barkley (ankle) will return for Week 7 against the Cardinals, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Barkley missed a third straight game Thursday against the Patriots, ruled out on the final injury report after managing limited practice participation throughout the week. He was spotted running at the team facility Friday, showing no sign of any setbacks in his recovery from a high ankle sprain. Barkley hopes to return for a game against Arizona on Oct. 20.
Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at New England.
There was hope Barkley would be able to return just two and a half weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain, but the Giants won't press their luck with the workhorse running back. With No. 2 option Wayne Gallman (concussion) also sidelined, the backfield will be headed by Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny in Week 6. Barkley will set his sights on returning Oct. 20 for a matchup with the Cardinals.
The Giants listed Barkley (ankle) as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
The limited activity matched Barkley's participation level for the Giants' most recent official practice last Friday. While Barkley looked to be moving around well in the portion of the session available to the media and is seemingly ahead of schedule in his recovery from right high-ankle sprain, Jordan Ranaan of ESPN.com relayed earlier Tuesday that the star running back isn't expected to be available for Thursday's game against Patriots. Coach Pat Shurmur declined to offer a definitive ruling on that front, however, merely saying, "we'll see," when asked about Barkley's potential availability in Week 6, per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.
Barkley (ankle) was spotted at Tuesday's practice taking part in individual drills, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Barkley will likely go down as a non-participant or limited participant when the Giants release their official report after practice concludes, which would represent a preservation of the status quo with regards to his recovery from the high-ankle sprain. Though reports heading into the weekend suggested Barkley could make a return from a two-game absence to play Thursday against the Patriots, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reported earlier Tuesday that it's now looking unlikely that the star tailback suits up Week 6. If that's the case, the Giants would likely be down to their third-string option at the position -- undrafted rookie Jon Hilliman -- as Barkley's top replacement, Wayne Gallman (concussion), is also trending toward sitting out versus New England.
Barkley (ankle) is now considered unlikely to play in Thursday's game against the Patriots, sources tell Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
Barkley sat out a second straight game over the weekend while managing the high-ankle sprain, but his ability to practice on a limited basis last Friday seemingly put him on track to return in Week 6. Even though reports have indicated that Barkley is making tremendous progress in his recovery, he's still only 16 days removed from an injury that initially called for a 4-to-8-week timeline for a return. With that in mind, the Giants look to be leaning toward holding him out on a short week, but he should have a good chance at receiving full medical clearance ahead of the Oct. 20 matchup with the Cardinals. If Barkley and top replacement Wayne Gallman (concussion) are both ruled out for Week 6, Jon Hilliman would be the next man up in the Giants backfield.
Coach Pat Shurmur relayed Monday that "there's a possibility" Barkley (ankle) will play Thursday night against the Patriots.
Barkley was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimation, which is a good sign, but the star running back is far from a lock to return to action Week 6. With Wayne Gallman dealing with a concussion, Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny currently profile as the team's healthiest backfield options.
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