Giants RB Saquon Barkley left practice Monday with a mild hamstring strain, head coach Pat Shurmur said this afternoon.
After making a great catch on a wheel route (in the play below), Barkley pulled up gingerly as he walked off the field. Trainers checked him out and his leg was wrapped.
Shurmur said the Giants will be smart with him moving forward.
"Running back Saquon Barkley left practice early after stretching out for a long reception," Shurmur said in his statement. "his left leg was wrapped the remainder of practice. Saquon has a mild strain, and we'll be smart with him as we move along here."
The injury may not be too bad, as SNY's Ralph Vacchiano was told by two teammates that Barkley is telling them he's fine.
The Giants are set to travel to Detroit for joint practices before their Week 2 preseason game against the Lions on Friday night. But, Barkley will likely not be thrown into the fire up there, as Shurmur said caution is will be key for the No. 2 overall pick.
In his first taste of the NFL last Thursday, Barkley rushed for 43 yards on four carries, which included a 39-yard run on the very first play of the game.