A Saquon Barkley injury scare is the last thing NY Giants fans need right now

Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Can we go 20 minutes without having to worry about a new NY Giants player getting banged up? It’s been an awful season for the G-Men in terms of injuries, but luckily we haven’t had to worry about star running back Saquon Barkley. Well, that has changed in a big way over the past couple of days for Big Blue supporters.

Barkley is dealing with a neck issue, which isn’t good news for this offense. He’s a little sore, but he plans on playing on Sunday vs. the Eagles.

Brian Daboll wouldn’t commit to Barkley 100 percent being ready for Week 14 – and the Giants have listed him as questionable for this weekend. Even if he does play, which is expected, Barkley not being fully healthy going up against the 11-1 Birds isn’t great.

NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley is questionable to take on the Eagles

The Eagles are big-time favorites for this one, as people think Philly will be able to cruise going up against Big Blue. The Giants are going to have to play near-perfect football to not only try and record an upset, but also to keep things close.

Barkley dealing with this neck injury isn’t going to calm any nerves leading up to this NFC East showdown. The hope was that Barkley would be a workhorse for Mike Kafka against the Eagles, but now people are beyond concerned about his status for the matchup.

Daboll didn’t calm anyone by saying ‘we’ll see’ when asked if Barkey is going to play. A quick look at some practice clips makes it seem like it’d be a shocker if Barkley won’t be ready to rock. You know he’s going to fight through the pain.

Again, the Giants are going to have to be at their best to make this an interesting game vs. the Eagles. If the worst-case scenario arrives and Barkley misses this one, then you might want to think about doing something else for three hours on Sunday – it’d be a long day for the G-Men.