Report: Injury to Saquon Barkley feared to be season-ending
Saquon Barkley’s third season in the NFL may be over after just two games.
On Sunday, Barkley went down with an apparent knee injury and had to be carried off the field during the New York Giants’ road game against the Chicago Bears. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Giants are fearing the worst.
Schefter is reporting that Barkley’s knee injury is suspected to be an ACL injury. It would end the running back’s season just one-and-a-half games into the 2020 campaign. More tests will be done on Monday to confirm the severity of the injury.
Giants fear RB Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL today, sources tell me and @JordanRaanan. One source said the torn ACL was “certainly within the realm” but there will be more tests Monday to make a full and complete determination.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 20, 2020
Barkley left the game having gained 28 yards on 4 carries. The Bears defeated the Giants 17-13.
Last week, Barkley gained just 6 yards on the ground on 15 attempts, the worst performance of his NFL career. He did catch 6 passes for 60 yards, but the Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-16.
The Giants are now 0-2.
In his first two years with New York, Barkley has rushed for 2,310 yards and 17 touchdowns, awhile also totaling 1,159 yards and 6 touchdowns in the passing game. He was previously the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Penn State.