The New York Giants on Monday confirmed that star running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL of his right knee in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Barkley will have surgery “in the near future” to repair the injury.
This was the result that had been expected per the information that had been coming since Barkley went down and grabbed at his knee early in the second quarter. Barkley underwent an MRI on Monday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Left unsaid by the Giants was the reality that this ends Barkley’s 2020 season, and he will be placed on IR.
Full details on #Giants RB Saquon Barkley’s knee: He tore his ACL, partial tore his meniscus and has a strained MCL (which won’t have to be fixed in surgery). That means in 2-4 weeks he’ll have surgery to allow swelling and inflammation to go down.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020
Barkley ran four times Sunday for 28 yards, and had just had runs of 18 and 6 yards.
The Giants have running backs Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman on the active roster. They have veteran Rod Smith on the practice squad and are reportedly set to work out free agent Devonta Freeman.