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Saquon Barkley leaves game for Giants with ankle injury vs Cowboys (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Saquon Barkley leaves game for Giants with ankle injury vs Cowboys (Video).

The fan base for the New York Giants is currently bracing themselves again with the health of Saquon Barkley.

In the first quarter, Barkley was running and stepped on the foot of Cowboys defender Jordan Lewis, which caused him to stumble and go to the ground in pain.

The ankle apparently blew up immediately and it did not look good at first sight for Barkley, who left the game afterwards.

Barkley was declared out for the rest of the game, as he was carted off the field and taken to the back with the injury, which will be further evaluated.

Barkley, who had two touchdowns last week in the Giants first win of the 2021 season vs the New Orleans Saints, left with two carries for nine yards.

The Giants just got Barkley back this season after he tore his ACL back in Week 2 of last season against the Chicago Bears nd missed the final 14 weeks after needing season-ending surgery.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.