Say it ain't so: New York Giants have disappointing update on Saquon Barkley injury
The 2020 season is over for New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
The New York Giants confirmed on Monday that the third-year running back suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. It was feared that he had torn his ACL on Sunday, but Barkley underwent an MRI on Monday to confirm.
Barkley will undergo surgery to repair the injury sometime in the near future. New York did not provide any timeframe.
Saquon Barkley underwent an MRI of his right knee that confirmed a torn ACL. Barkley will undergo surgery to repair the injury in the near future.
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 21, 2020
Barkley left Sunday’s game against Chicago after being carried off the field during the Giants’ 17-13 loss to the Bears. He had taken 4 carries for 28 yards before leaving the contest.
In two games this season, Barkley took 19 carries for 34 yards and caught 6 passes for 60 yards. He did not score a touchdown in either of his only two contests in 2020.
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.
New York is 0-2 on the season.