Giants Hopeful Saquon Barkley And Evan Engram Will Be Back For Week 7

Alex Greenberg
October 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm
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The Giants are in the midst of a 10-day break between games, which could be good news on the injury front.

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Pat Shurmur’s team put up a decent fight, but ultimately fell 35-14 to the Patriots on Thursday. The 2-4 Giants are next in action on Sunday when the Cardinals come to MetLife Stadium.

There are a few injured players who could recover in time for that game with Arizona, including Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram. The Giants are “hopeful” that both offensive weapons can be healthy enough to suit up for Week 7.

Barkley hasn’t played since he limped off during the Giants 32-31 win over the Buccaneers in Week 3. He has a high ankle sprain, but has made good progress in his rehabilitation. The star running back missed the loss in New England despite refusing to rule himself out in the days leading up to the game.  

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Shurmur wouldn't talk about Barkley's status for Sunday, only saying "we'll see" when asked if he could play. 

Engram has a left knee sprain and has, thus far, only missed the Patriots game. It seems like he’ll be good to go on Sunday. Shurmur said Monday that Engram “did a lot” in practice, while Engram himself said he was feeling good.

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“I feel really good. Got out there, was running around. It was good to get out there moving around,” said Engram. “I've got a long week to get ready, so coach is taking care of us, but we did get some good work in. It felt good today.”

Sterling Shepard and Wayne Gallman remain in the league’s concussion protocol. They practiced without contact, but both players will have to wait to be cleared by independent doctors until they are able to play in a real game again.