New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers. / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Giants players…
Sept. 22, 12:05 a.m.
Giants rookie cornerback Deonte Banks picked up an arm injury in the first half and did not return in New York’s 30-12 defeat at the San Francisco 49ers.
Banks told reporters he got kneed in the upper arm just before halftime and X-rays were negative. The cornerback will undergo an MRI on Friday.
Defensive tackle D.J. Davidson left in the second half holding his left arm and did not return. Head coach Brian Daboll did not have information on either injury but said Davidson left with an elbow injury.
On Saquon Barkley, the head coach said the running back “was considerably better” in the week, but was ruled out when he said he couldn’t go. “We’ll see where it goes next week,” Daboll said adding the back was “walking around.” A report before the game said Barkley had classified the injury as a high-ankle sprain, but not a severe one.
Defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches was down in the second half and needed assistance walking off the field. And tackle Evan Neal appeared to roll his ankle late in the fourth quarter and did not play in Big Blue’s final drive with Matt Peart replacing him at right tackle on the drive that featured Tyrod Taylor in at quarterback for Daniel Jones. Daboll gave no update on those injuries.
Sept. 21, 8:16 p.m.
Saquon Barkley was initially reported to have just a regular ankle sprain, but the Giants running back told Amazon’s Taylor Rooks on Thursday that he is indeed dealign with a “high ankle” sprain.
Rooks reported before Thursday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, adding that despite it being a high ankle sprain, Barkley told her “It’s not as severe as it could have been.”
Barkley also told Rooks he was not playing Thursday because it was more of a “pain tolerance issue” and added that while he cannot…