Joe Judge Shares Great Saquon Barkley Injury Update

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge shared a great Saquon Barkley injury update regarding his status after Week 1.
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge shared a great Saquon Barkley injury update regarding his status after Week 1. / Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley continues to embark on an impressive recovery journey from his season-ending ACL tear in 2020. The Giants are naturally taking a very cautious and slow process with their superstar back, ensuring his long-term health.

Barkley saw reliable but limited work (10 carries) in Week 1 and the entire Giants organization held bated breath on his injury report following the contest. The result was a best-case scenario.

Giants head coach Joe Judge met with the media and Monday and explained Barkley should be ready to play in Week 2, a Thursday Night Football matchup with the Washington Football Team.

Saquon Barkley Injury Update

Judge did add a slight caveat to his report; the team will continue to monitor reports from the medical team. That may just be a word of caution and further testament to the Giants' long-term view of this entire rehab situation.

Barkley was relatively quiet in Week 1, at least by his own standards. He turned those 10 carries into 26 yards while adding 1 reception on 3 targets. However, health is the most important part of this story and remaining healthy after his first full-speed NFL game in almost a year is another big milestone. The Offensive Rookie of the Year also played in 48% of the Giants offensive snaps.

The Giants are 3-point underdogs heading into the Week 2 tilt, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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