It remains unclear whether or not Giants running back Saquon Barkley will be on the field Sunday when his team hosts the Minnesota Vikings for their Week 5 matchup.
Despite suffering a high ankle sprain in a win over the Bucaneers in Week 3 and an initial expectation of a much longer absence, Barkley has been out on the practice field the past two days putting in the work to get back as quickly as possible.
For the second-year pro out of Penn State, it's simply business as usual.
"My mindset is not going to change from the day I got hurt," Barkley said. "I wasn't going to allow myself to take a negative approach to it. I'm a big believer with healing, a lot of it is mental. Also, too, just trusting the trainers and they're doing a great job. Not only my trainers here, but my physical therapists all outside of football have been doing a great job with me too."
Whatever plan Barkley and the training staff has put into place, he certainly doesn't look like someone who suffered a debilitating ankle injury just 11 days ago.
"It just feels good to get back out there with my teammates and I think we've been having a great week of practice," Barkley said.
We just got to continue to get better. Got one more day to attack it on the field."
It's that attacking mindset that Barkley points to that has led to his success, both on and the field.
"The same way I attack on the football field, that's the same way I'm going to attack in the weight room and attack in recovery," Barkley said. "I think I've been doing that."