If the NY Giants are able to take down the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, they're going to have to do so without multiple key playmakers taking the field. In some rough news for the Giants, several stars are going to have to sit this one out.
The inactives list for Week 3 includes Saquon Barkley, Andrew Thomas, Ben Bredeson and Azeez Ojulari. The news of these four missing Week 3 was announced on Wednesday, but it still stings for head man Brian Daboll.
Update: In addition to Thomas, Bredeson, Ojulari and Barkley - Cor'Dale Flott, Gervarrius Owens and Jordon Riley are also inactive for TNF.
Saquon Barkley won't be able to play for the Giants against San Francisco
Barkley suffered his sprained ankle on Sunday in Arizona and Adam Schefter reported he's going to be out for about three weeks. However, Barkley is feeling a lot better, per Brian Daboll, so we potentially could see him in action Week 4 for the Monday Night Football game vs. Seattle.
As for Thomas and Ojulari, they're both dealing with injured hamstrings - which cost them to miss Week 2. Bredeson suffered a concussion in Arizona and with the quick turnaround for Thursday Night Football, there was no way he'd be ready in time.
In some positive news for the Giants, though, second-year wideout Wan'Dale Robinson will be in uniform tonight. This will be the former second-round pick's first game since he tore his ACL against the Detroit Lions last season. This is much-needed help for Daniel Jones and the Big Blue aerial attack vs. San Francisco.