Giants star running back Saquon Barkley made his return to the field in the team's Week 7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, rushing for 72 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries.
Now, the team is managing his practice workload to prevent any other injuries from happening.
Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then missed the following three games. He was limited in practice on Wednesday, but was a full participant on Thursday as the team prepares for its Week 8 game against the Detroit Lions (2-3-1).
"Definitely felt good to go out there and practice, and just loosen it up," Barkley said. "Anytime you get to go out there with your teammates, anytime you get an opportunity, you gotta take full advantage of it. I think we got a good day's work in, a great practice, and got one more day on the field to get ready for Detroit."
Barkley then went on to mention how he's willing to do anything that will help the team.
"As a competitor you want to, not just only in a game, but in practice, go out there every single day," Barkley said. "But whatever is going to benefit the team, and benefit me I guess, to help my team on Sunday. And if that's the way coach believes it's going to help. Like I said, continue to be open-minded like I was when I had the injury. Be open-minded and just take it day by day, and continue to try to prepare myself to get ready."
The Giants and Barkley will have a good chance to end their three-game losing streak on Sunday against the Lions, who are ranked 28th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (139.2 yards per game).