Giants RB Saquon Barkley doesn’t want to sit out the rest of the season
The New York Giants have quickly fallen out of playoff contention just past the midway point of the 2019 campaign. New York is fresh off a disappointing loss against the New York Jets that has sent them further south in the standings.
It has also seen star running back Saquon Barkley suffer yet another injury as he’s dealing with an ailing shoulder, which has brought up the question of his status for the rest of the season. It didn’t take long for Barkley to shoot down that notion as he voiced that he has no desire to be benched to preserve his health, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
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“The mindset of sitting me out and resting me for the rest of the season is beyond me,” Barkley said. “I do not agree with it. It won’t happen. I’m going to keep going until I can’t go no more. That’s the player I am and I’m going to do it for my teammates.”
The playoffs may be out of the picture for the Giants, and his body a bit banged up. However there is no desire for him to miss any action this season. He had returned from a high ankle sprain after a three-game absence, in which he significantly beat the expected timetable for his recovery.
On top of that, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur also voiced on Tuesday that there is no consideration to sit Barkley at this point. Ultimately, it’s something that could come into play as the regular season winds down.