By Mike Grimm
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Saquon Barkley is out for Thursday’s game against the 49ers and considered week-to-week while ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Barkley suffered an “ordinary” ankle sprain that is expected to sideline him for three weeks.
The fact that Barkley didn’t suffer a high-ankle sprain is a positive because it means Barkley will need less time to recover.
Based on a timeline of three weeks, Barkley will miss Thursday’s game against the 49ers, the Week 4 matchup on Monday night against Seattle, and the Week 5 road contest against the Dolphins. The Giants will be on the road in Week 6 as well to play the Bills.
Through two games, Barkley has rushed for 114 yards on 29 carries with a touchdown. He’s also caught nine passes for 41 yards with a TD.