Saquon Barkley is doing what he can to help while rehabbing
New York Giants’ running back Saquon Barkley went down with a torn ACL back in week two. It was not only a huge blow to the team because of his skillset, but also because of his leadership.
Giants’ head coach Joe Judge told reporters this week that Barkley is around the team a lot and is still acting like a leader around his teammates despite his injury.
“What you don’t see really behind the scenes is how he’s working right now. This guy is in here every day. He’s very active in the training room, in the weight room, getting better. You see this guy around the locker room as much as he can in terms of really encouraging his teammates, staying involved, staying engaged,” Joe Judge told reporters, via Giants Wire. “Look, this guy was elected a captain by his teammates for a reason. The leadership off the field has definitely come through since he’s been hurt and been away from the team on the field.”
The great thing about Barkley is that even though he has to watch from the sidelines or at home, he’s still cheering on his teammate, running back Wayne Gallman via Twitter. A lot of players might feel threatened when someone that’s filling in for them has some success. Not Barkley.
As the Giants prepare for a week 17 playoff game in a sense, it’s obvious that they miss Barkley. But with his leadership and the leadership of guys like safety Logan Ryan, this team is headed in the right direction under first-year head coach Joe Judge. Hopefully Barkley will come back better than ever in 2021 from his knee injury and this team can win a lot more games.