Saquon Barkley USA Today

We know, we know. You’re nervous about your fantasy football team.

When it comes to injuries, they can be finicky. New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley’s high ankle sprain in Week 2 certainly sent the NFL world into a state of panic, but there could be some good news on the horizon.

NFL Network’s insider Ian Rapaport reported Sunday there is a chance Barkley returns to the field on Monday against the Seattle Seahawks.

“He’s got a little extra time to get on the field against the Seahawks,” Rapoport said, “and there is at least a shot he’s able to do it.”

Barkley was out against the San Francisco 49ers during the Thursday Night Football matchup in Week 3, despite head coach Brian Daboll saying he’s a quick healer.

He also had a few extra days for the star to heal — 15 to be exact. It also was reported he could miss up to three weeks with the injury.

Barkley left the Week 2 game near the end of the fourth quarter with some assistance from the Giants’ medical staff and didn’t appear he was able to put much weight on his right ankle.

Jordan Schultz reported, citing sources, the team revealed it could have been much worse and he avoided a major injury.

Should he return on Monday, Barkley would once again be a main target on offense. Across the first two weeks of the season, the two-time Pro Bowler accumulated 114 rushing yards and two total touchdowns.


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Jess is a baseball fan with Reno, Nev. roots residing in the Bay Area. She is the host of "Short and to the Point" and is also a broadcaster with the Oakland A's Radio Network. She previously worked for and NBC Sports Bay Area.