New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has tested positive for COVID-19 according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Giants RB Saquon Barkley tested positive for COVID-19 on his initial test, source said, and he is one of several players being retested. He is vaccinated, so he needs two negative tests within 24 hours and no symptoms to play if his positive is confirmed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 3, 2021
Barkley will need to test negative twice within 24 hours and have no symptoms to play if the test is confirmed to be positive.
It was questionable whether Barkley would be able to play after suffering an ankle injury earlier in the season. He last played in week 5 against the Cowboys.
The 24-year-old running back has struggled with injuries in his young career. He has rushed 2,539 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career. This season before the injury, Barkley had rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 130 receiving yards and one touchdown catch.
In his absence, Devontae Booker has rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns.
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