EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants could be extremely shorthanded Monday night with left tackle Andrew Thomas being ruled out and running back Saquon Barkley expected to be a game-day decision, according to coach Brian Daboll.

The Giants host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

Thomas is dealing with a hamstring injury that did not respond well at practice earlier in the week. He will miss his third straight game.

Barkley has a high ankle sprain. He has been limited in practice throughout the week.

Matt Breida is expected to be the lead back in Barkley’s absence. Josh Ezeudu will fill in once again for Thomas.

Thomas told ESPN earlier this week his chances of returning and playing against the Seahawks was “good.” He then partook in Thursday’s fully-padded practice. That did not go as well as planned. The following day he was kept inside to work with trainers.

It’s not an especially encouraging sign for the Giants’ offensive line, which has struggled this season. Thomas is one constant (when healthy) after earning All Pro honors last season. New York, however, will get left guard Ben Bredeson back from a concussion. He missed last Thursday night’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

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