The Giants have always eyed next Monday’s game against Kansas City as the potential return for Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay from injuries. That’s why they were not put on injured reserve with the required absence of three weeks when they suffered ankle and knee injuries, respectively, in the Cowboys game on Oct. 10.
Now they have to find out if they were right about those prognoses.
Joe Judge said the two injured players are expected to start working on the field when the team returns to practice Wednesday. He said that will "give us an early-week preview" of them and noted that the longer week allows them extra time "to see where they are at."
The same probably will apply to wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle), who has missed one game.
Judge said he has no answer yet on who will be available for Kansas City but noted that the injured players "have been making consistent progress, so I’m optimistic with how they have been working." He also warned not to lump them together.
"All three are on three different time tracks," he said. "Three different bodies. Three different injuries. All three guys are on independent tracks, but I know all three guys have been champing at the bit to get out there. When you have guys who really want to play and are doing everything they can to get healthy, that gives them an advantage where they can push to get back."