After getting a second opinion, Giants running back Saquon Barkley has chosen to recover the traditional way.
Apparently, one consideration was the so-called “tightrope surgery,” which Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had last year.
In that procedure, a high-strength suture is inserted to fasten the bones of the lower leg in place. Tagovailoa returned from a high ankle sprain after four weeks to play in the national championship game last year after having the procedure.
Barkley’s expected to miss more than a month, after suffering the injury last week against the Buccaneers.