The question everyone is going to have on their mind leading up to Monday Night Football is whether or not star NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley is going to be able to play or not. Barkley is dealing with a high-ankle sprain he suffered in Week 2, but positive updates continue to roll in.
The latest one from head man Brian Daboll has plenty of people talking, as Barkley returned to the practice field on Thursday in a limited fashion. While he wasn't able to run with the 1s and was focused more on individual work, the fact that he was out on the field feels like a major win on its own.
Will Saquon Barkley be able to play for the Giants on Monday Night Football?
Daboll was pretty tight-lipped about Barkley's status for Monday Night Football, saying that the speedster continues to make progress and that the Giants will 'see where he's at' as we get closer to kickoff. Daboll left the door open for Barkley to play in Week 3, but he ended up missing the SF game.
We all saw just how much the offense missed having him out there, with Big Blue's offense failing to get into any kind of a rhythm against the 49ers. Barkley is a beast running the ball, but his abilities in the aerial attack are quite impressive too. Daniel Jones needs him on the field to be at his best.
The tough thing for the Giants here is that they absolutely don't want to rush No. 26 back into action too soon, especially since Barkley has a history of ankle injuries. With that said, the Giants have to take down Seattle at MetLife, as a 1-3 start would be a nightmare. Don't forget that Miami and Buffalo are next on the schedule.
Barkley surely wants to play so that he can help out his teammates bring home a victory, but Daboll has to be careful here too. Barkley practicing on Thursday sure is a great sign, but we'll feel even better about his potential availability for Week 4 if he can increase his workload a bit ahead of Monday.