One of the biggest storylines from the NY Giants' ridiculous Week 2 victory against the Cardinals was Saquon Barkley going down with a sprained ankle. While it's unlikely that Barkley will be ready to go against the 49ers for Thursday Night Football, he isn't the only player with injury concerns going into this week.
These three Giants players all have their own injury worries that could either limit them or keep them from playing entirely. Considering how tough of a team the 49ers are, the Giants are going to have to be at full strength if they want to somehow post an upset:
3. OL Ben Bredeson
Alongside Barkley's sprained ankle, Ben Bredeson also went down with an injury against the Cardinals. While his injury likely won't keep him out of the action for multiple weeks like Barkley, there's almost no chance Bredeson is ready to play the 49ers on Thursday.
Unfortunately, Bredeson suffered a concussion against the Cardinals and while normally, there'd be a good chance for him to suit up, the short schedule has made this almost impossible. Bredeson suffered his concussion on Sunday, and with the Giants playing Thursday this week... yeah, no chance.
Bredeson has been rather solid for the Giants through two games, allowing just two pressures through 70 pass-blocking snaps. Considering how poor most of the offensive line has looked, Bredeson missing this game could have dire consequences. Unfortunately, it will likely be Mark Glowinski filling in for Bredeson this week, and we know how bad he can be at times.
The Niners have an interior defensive line that consists of Arik Armstead and Javon Hargrave. These are two defensive linemen that don't mess around. Glowinski has to play at a high level if he wishes to give Daniel Jones and the Giants' run game a chance. For Bredeson, we're hopeful that he passes concussion protocol and is ready in time for Week 4 against the Seahawks.