The injury occurred when Barkley was tackled by Buccaneers' safety Mike Edwards, as he noticeably landed awkwardly on his ankle. If the former Rookie of the Year has to miss any length of time, he will join Golden Tate and Cody Lattimer as key parts of the offense that is out.
The Giants benched veteran Eli Manning in favor of Jones, who threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns, while running for two more, including the game-winner in the final minute of the fourth quarter. He took over the run game himself once Barkley went down, but the Giants know if they want any run of success with the rookie out of Duke, he will need that force behind him every snap.
Entering Sunday, Barkley was second in the NFL with 227 yards rushing, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. At the time he went down on Sunday he had 10 yards on eight carries, along with four catches on five targets for 27 yards. The Giants are hoping he will not have to miss anytime, as they will take their 1-2 record back home to host the Washington Redskins next week.