Giants Injury Report Brings Bad News on Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay Thursday
The New York Giants have had a forgettable start to the 2021 NFL season. The Giants are 1-4 and their campaign has been marred by injuries to some of their top players, including running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Kenny Golladay.
The Giants were the bearers of bad news on Thursday when the team announced their latest injury report. Unfortunately, things aren't heading in the right direction for either Barkley or Golladay with both players missing practice again.
Saquon Barkley Injury Updtae
Barkley exited Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys with a low-ankle sprain. It wasn't the worst-case scenario, but it was still disappointing considering the fourth-year RB was starting to look like his old self.
After uninspiring performances in Weeks 1 and 2, Barkley exploded in his next two games for 220 total yards from scrimmage and 3 touchdowns on 40 touches.
Veteran RB Devontae Booker will draw the start for the Giants this Sunday. The 29-year-old performed well in relief for Barkley against the Cowboys, rushing the ball 16 times for 42 yards and a touchdown while making 3 receptions for 16 yards and another score.
Kenny Golladay Injury Update
Golladay has dealt with hip and groin injuries throughout the 2021 NFL season. Now, a hyperextended knee injury can be added to that list.
Like Barkley, Golladay's injury came at a horrible time. He was relatively quiet through New York's first three games before turning in a six-catch, 116-yard performance against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.
The silver lining is that wideouts Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) have practiced all week after missing the Giants' last two games. Rookie standout Kadarius Toney (ankle) has also been practicing after hurting his ankle during his 10-189-0 performance against the Cowboys.
Even if Golladay does miss Week 6 or beyond, the Giants are in a good position where his absence won't be felt too much.
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