Oct 22, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) scores a  touchdown in the game against the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley ‘alright’ after hyperextending elbow

Running back Saquon Barkley said he hyperextended his elbow during the New York Giants’ 14-7 win over the visiting Washington Commanders on Sunday.

The brief injury scare did not stop Barkley from returning to the game and catching what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown in the second quarter for New York (2-5).

Barkley was attended to by trainers during the Giants’ second possession. He hurt his left elbow when he was tackled out of bounds into a kicking net by Jamin Davis of Washington.

Matt Breida took two handoffs while Barkley was out, but he returned on the Giants’ next drive wearing a sleeve on his left arm.

“I’ll be alright,” Barkley told reporters postgame.

Barkley finished Sunday’s game with 77 rushing yards on 21 carries and three receptions for 41 yards.

Barkley had already missed three games this season with an ankle sprain. This latest knock came days after Barkley insisted he did not want the Giants to trade him, and the Giants in turn told Barkley they planned to keep him past the trade deadline.

Barkley played in 16 games last season and totaled a career-high 1,312 rushing yards. But he and the Giants couldn’t come to an agreement on a long-term deal, as he settled for an adjusted franchise tag.

In six seasons with the Giants, Barkley has rushed for 4,533 yards and 30 touchdowns on 1,028 carries in 64 games (all starts). He also has 263 receptions for 1,907 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In the same game Sunday, the Giants saw reserve running backs Gary Brightwell (hamstring) and Eric Gray (calf) exit with injuries. The Commanders lost Cody Barton to an ankle injury and guard Saahdiq Charles to a calf issue.

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