Despite having a shoulder issue, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is listed as questionable for Sunday’s Week 7 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The former workhorse for the Pro Bowl spoke to the media on Friday about his shoulder.
Barkley described his shoulder ailment as “annoying, but it’s not something that’s going to stop me from going out there and being able to perform,” according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.
With a total of 771 yards during the first six weeks of the 2022 NFL season, Barkley is currently leading the league in total scrimmage yards. This is an incredible accomplishment for a guy who has missed substantial time in his young career due to various health issues. However, that level of deterioration is expected in Barkley’s situation.
Barkley continued sarcastically, “It just hurts that I play running back in the National Football League and I kind of get struck in my shoulder every time I touch the ball.
The Giants are now sitting in second place in the NFC East division with a record of 5-1, which defies many people’s expectations. The squad has eclipsed last year’s win total of four games before the end of October under the guidance of first-year head coach and former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Last week, the Giants shocked the Baltimore Ravens at home in an unexpected victory, winning 24-20.
As the year goes on, Saquon Barkley and the Giants aim to maintain their good fortune. The Giants last made the playoffs in 2016, which was two years before Barkley was selected by the team.
Giants running back Saquon Barkley responds to shoulder injury worries originally appeared on ClutchPoints.