Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said rookie RB Saquon Barkley is day-to-day after suffering a mild hamstring strain on Monday.
Barkley was a non-participant at joint practice with the Lions on Tuesday, though he was seen dressed without pads during the session. This was the expected move for the rookie after Shurmur noted the team was going to 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."
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.
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.
This is the first of three joint practice sessions the Giants have with the Lions before their preseason matchup on Friday night in Detroit. Big Blue will likely not throw Barkley into the fire as they want to be sure he is fully healed.
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.