And that would be New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
The NFL Network reported yesterday that Barkley won't need surgery on his injured ankle after he returned from his visit with noted specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay with a recommendation of no surgery, per a source informed of the situation. The option of TightRope surgery, which is sometimes used to help stabilize the ankle by inserting support after a high sprain, had been one option.
Since Barkley won’t be getting surgery, Giants coach Pat Shurmur says the team isn't planning to put Barkley on injured reserve and hasn't indicated an official recovery timeline. The team could play it cautious with the star running back, especially if the season is already lost by the time he's closer to a return.
But for now, Barkley’s rehab is expected to have him out the next four to six weeks.
And none of those weeks will see Barkley going under the knife.
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