This season, Barkley has played 12 games so far.
In those games, he has scored 11 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,000 yards.
Barkley’s performances have helped quarterback Daniel Jones in leading the team to seven wins so far, which has kept the Giants in playoff contention.
This week, Barkley is definitely needed, as the Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles.
However, Barkley might not be able to play in this important game.
Brian Daboll on Saquon Barkley showing up on the injury report Thursday with a neck problem. Says it’s Week 14 and he’s “sore.”
Non-committal about Sunday. Says “we’ll see.” Still based on conversations with Barkley yesterday don’t see him being in serious doubt.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 9, 2022
A Sore Neck
On Thursday, Barkley unexpectedly appeared on the Giants’ injury report with a neck issue.
According to Giants head coach Brian Daboll, the reason for Barkley’s appearance on the injury report was because “it’s Week 14” and that Saquon’s neck is “sore.”
A sore neck may be the reason why the star running back for the Giants may miss an important rivalry game.
We say may, because, at this moment, we do not know whether he will be ruled out of the game with his neck injury.
When asked, Daboll gave the incredibly vague comment of “We’ll see.”
However, Daboll also said that he does not think that Barkley’s neck injury will put him in doubt for Sunday’s game.
So, Barkley may or may not be playing this weekend.
If he does not play, it’ll be up to running back Matt Breida to help Jones move the ball down the field.
If he does play, it could aggravate his neck injury, which may lead to Barkley missing more games.
This may become a catch-22 situation for the Giants.