Saquon Barkley staying secretive on health status heading into 2021 season
Saquon Barkley isn’t very open about his health status as training camp and the 2021 NFL season approaches. That might be part of his plan.
Speaking with ESPN recently, Barkley was asked if he’d be at full strength for the start of New York Giants’ camp.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” Barkley told ESPN during the Saquon Barkley Football Pro Camp. When he asked about the start of the season, the running back didn’t provide much more information.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” he said again. “Taking it day by day. Just listening to my body. Whenever I’m able to get out there, just make sure I’m 110%. Not just for…my well-being, but just so I go out there and compete at a high level and show the world who Saquon is.”
Barkley was injured in Week 2 of the 2020 season and missed nearly all of the campaign. New York is scheduled to open the 2021 season against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 12.
During his first two years in the NFL, Barkley rushed for 2,310 yards, totaled 1,159 receiving yards and accounted for 23 total touchdowns. He was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year following the 2018 season and was also named to the Pro Bowl.