New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will not play against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, the team announced.
Barkley injured his ankle late in the fourth quarter of New York’s comeback victory against Arizona and had to be helped off of the field. Barkley did not participate in any team practices this week. However, Giants head Coach Brian Daboll expressed hope that Barkley could play against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, saying that Barkley is “a quick healer”. Want more great stories sent to you directly?
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Barkley’s compiled 114 yards on the ground this season, with a solo touchdown.