Former Penn State running back and New York Giants star Saquon Barkley has had some unfortunate luck with injuries in the past two seasons. In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, Barkley injured his ankle. On Nov. 3, Barkley was placed in the COVID protocol.

Finally Monday evening, it was confirmed by New York that Barkley is listed as active as the Giants travel on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Barkley is playing against a Tampa Bay defense that ranks first in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (79.8). New York has been starting Devontae Booker in place of Barkley for over a month.

Last season, Barkley only played in 2 games before being placed on IR due to a torn ACL in the 17-13 loss to Chicago. Barkley looks to spark a huge comeback and a productive season similar to his first two seasons in the league.

Barkley has 195 rushing yards and 130 yards receiving so far this season. He had scored touchdowns in back-to-back games before getting injured early in the game vs. Dallas.