As the New York Giants continue to pursue a spot in the upcoming NFL postseason, the team will need to be at its best down the stretch. That means it will need their best plays available and making plays. And with that, the team got some huge news injury news from star running back Saquon Barkley.
According to league insider Mike Garafolo of The NFL Network, New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll said that Saquon Barkley will play in Sunday’s game against the division-leading Philadelphia Eagles.
Just spoke to #Giants coach Brian Daboll for an interview that will air shortly on @NFLGameDay. He says RB Saquon Barkley will play today.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 11, 2022
“Just spoke to #Giants coach Brian Daboll for an interview that will air shortly on @NFLGameDay. He says RB Saquon Barkley will play today,” Garafolo said on Sunday morning.
It’s massive news for the Giants and in the NFC playoff race, and the NFL World had plenty to say about it on Sunday afternoon.
Big news for the #Giants. Saquon is IN. https://t.co/nt3PAE6Zpm
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2022
GET THE DUB. https://t.co/ACvmnVatG5
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) December 11, 2022
This has been an interesting 72 hours or so, but the verdict is in and Saquon will play today https://t.co/oEtOWwo9HY
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) December 11, 2022
Saquon Barkley (neck) will give it a go today. https://t.co/v8QoK7lbHp
— TheGiantsWire (@TheGiantsWire) December 11, 2022
Now the question is this: How effectively will he play? https://t.co/EpTSP8IkRf
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) December 11, 2022
Eagles run defense will have to deal with Saquon https://t.co/sa1m8lc7Ib
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) December 11, 2022
Barkley had been listed as questionable with a neck injury that required an MRI earlier in the week. It was always expected that Barkley would be a game-time decision for the Giants on Sunday afternoon, but it appears the will at least try to play.
With the Eagles currently in first place in the NFC East, this is obviously a huge game in the division race as well as the Wild Card race in the NFC.