Pat Shurmur and Saquon Barkley weren’t giving many hints regarding the running back’s status for Thursday night’s game against the Patriots.

They, however, were firm on one thing: No decision has been made as Barkley attempts to return from a high ankle sprain he suffered just over two weeks ago.

“You didn’t hear that from me,” the Giants coach said, when asked about reports that Barkley is unlikely to play.

Saquon Barkley
Saquon BarkleyBill Kostroun/New York Post

Barkley said he was planning to travel with the team — players declared out typically don’t go to away games — and was hopeful he would be able to play. He also repeatedly talked about being all about “team,” meaning he would listen to the medical staff and not push back if he was told to sit out another game.

Barkley has been limited for the Giants’ last three practices, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, and is well ahead of the initial timetable of six-to-eight weeks. He continued to be able to run and cut in Tuesday’s practice, he said, and expected to be sore after workouts on consecutive days.

“Every day I continue to feel better,” Barkley said. “I’m taking it day by day.”

When asked if he was 100 percent, Barkley sidestepped the question, saying very few NFL players feel 100 percent during the season. Also of note, most players had bags packed in front of their lockers for the trip, while Barkley did not.