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Saquon Barkley Injures Ankle, Spotted in Walking Boot on Sideline

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants runs the ball against cornerback M.J. Stewart #36 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in theduring the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Saquon Barkley was injured on Sunday during the New York Giants' matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The second-year running back had to be helped to the locker room after limping off the field.

Barkley injured his right ankle after he took a low hit near the sidelines after a swing pass. The hit came from Bucs safety Mike Edwards.

Barkley was immediately in pain and could barely put weight on his right leg. He had to be helped to the back. The Giants immediately announced he was questionable to return.

They later updated his status to "out" and he showed up on the sidelines in a walking boot with crutches.

Barkley is obviously the best player on the Giants, they need him to do anything on that side of the ball. Sunday is Daniel Jones' debut as the team's starting quarterback and he'll need to lean on Barkley as he gets used to his position. The Giants and Jones will be praying Barkley isn't out for long.