Giants RB Saquon Barkley Doesn’t Need Surgery

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley will not require surgery for his high-ankle sprain after visiting with specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Ian Rapoport reports.

There had been talk of doing tightrope surgery, which is the procedure that Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa had late last year. Since there is no such thing as an easy surgery, the fact it isn’t being recommended for Barkley should be seen as good news in regards to the severity of his injury.

Barkley, who was injured last week, is set to miss four to eight weeks. Wayne Gallman will start at RB for the Giants in his absence in the backfield with new QB Daniel Jones, who guided the Giants to a comeback victory last week against the Buccaneers.