Giants RB Saquon Barkley Still Undergoing Rehab During Minicamp
After being asked about running back Saquon Barkley’s return to the gridiron, New York Giants head coach, Joe Judge, said he’s “happy with how Saquon has attacked rehab” but has yet to give a timetable for return.
Barkley is still recovering and rehabbing the torn ACL and MCL he suffered to his right knee against the Chicago Bears in Week 2 last season. Judge seemed content with Barkley’s progress so far but did not give reporters any sort of timetable for his return with mandatory minicamp underway and the preseason just two months out.
The former Penn State star burst onto the scene in his rookie season with 2,028 scrimmage yards and 15 total touchdowns, exciting Giants fans for what was to come. It would be no surprise that New York would want to be as cautious as possible with a serious injury this early in the career of their second overall pick from 2018 and a vital aspect of their offensive scheme.
After producing RB2 fantasy numbers in 2018, Barkley immediately proved that he is capable of being the best running back in the NFL. If he can finish up rehab and return to full practice before the season starts, he will be looked at as a high-risk, high-reward first-round pick. We have seen ACL tears ruin careers, but recently we have seen plenty of strong comebacks, such as Adrian Peterson in 2012.
The Giants are currently one-point underdogs at home to the Denver Broncos for Week 1, per the FanDuel Sportsbook.
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