Saquon Barkley sprinting, cutting in workout video

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When Giants running back Saquon Barkley spoke to reporters from Giants workouts earlier this month, he declined to put a timetable on when he will be ready to go full speed after last year’s torn ACL.

Barkley said that his return is “going to be whenever my body tells me I’m ready” and it looks like Barkley and his body are making good progress toward that goal.

Barkley posted a series of videos to his Instagram account on Tuesday that show him going through a number of drills. Barkley is shown sprinting, cutting, and catching passes on a field before closing with footwork drills on the beach.

Those exercises are a far cry from facing off with opposing defenders, but they make it easier to see the 2018 first-round pick back in a Giants uniform after missing the final 14 games of last season. That, in turn, makes it easier to forecast an improved offense for a team trying to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

7 responses to “Saquon Barkley sprinting, cutting in workout video

  1. Needs to stay healthy until the regular season. Keeps going too hard, he might pull a muscle.

  2. Oh good… just what he needs is more wear and tear on his body. Should work out beautifully.

  3. I just love all these comments from armchair GMs, doctors, coaches,etc. that make definitive and subjective opinions with no knowledge base. Obviously, if he’s doing all that in the posted video it’s with the approval of HIS doctors and trainers. And take it from someone with 2 artificial knees, my doctors had me doing flexing and extending movements the very next day slowly building to doing bodyweight squats and balance drills to return the knee’s functionality and strength to the point where I was running and jumping after 1 month. And I was 50 at the time so I have confidence that Barkley will be fine when the season starts.

  4. nolaniskeshonsdad says:
    June 22, 2021 at 6:08 pm
    I just love all these comments from armchair GMs, doctors, coaches,etc. that make definitive and subjective opinions with no knowledge base
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    Proceeds to tell us how getting his knees replaced at 50 gives him greater insight into a twenty something athlete coming back from an acl tear.

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