Giants running back Saquon Barkley is the latest NFL star to test positive for COVID-19.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Barkley tested positive on Wednesday, despite being fully vaccinated. Barkley joins Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in testing positive, although Rodgers is unvaccinated.
Barkley needs two negative tests within 24 hours with no symptoms in order to play on Sunday at home against the Raiders. It’s another setback for the 24-year-old, who has only played in seven games since 2019. Barkley suffered a torn ACL during Week 2 of last season but returned for Week 1 of this season.
Barkley managed to play the first five games before another injury popped up. In a Week 5 loss against the Cowboys, Barkley sprained his ankle in the first quarter. He’s been out since, although he was never placed on injured reserve.
He hoped to make it back this week, but now Barkley has more hurdles in front of him. Barkley has rushed for 195 yards on 54 carries and two touchdowns for the 2-6 Giants this season.