UPDATED – Saquon Barkley Carted Off Field, Reportedly Has Torn ACL

By Nick Polak on September 20, 2020 at 2:10 pm
Sep 20, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is helped off the field after suffering an injury during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
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*Update* - Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that Saquon Barkley has torn his ACL. Further testing will be done on Monday to confirm.

After a run on which he seemed to injure his right knee, Saquon Barkley had to be helped to the sideline during the New York Giants' game against the Chicago Bears. The former Nittany Lion would then be carted to the locker room.

Barkley seemed to tweak the knee on the play before, and while attempting to bounce a run outside soon after, stayed down after being tackled, ripped his helmet off, and started pounding on the turf in apparent pain. He was unable to leave the field under his own power and was helped to the sideline without putting any weight on his right side.

Barkley was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game and will undergo tests tomorrow to determine the severity of the injury.

The former All-American and No. 2 overall pick by New York in the 2018 NFL Draft was named a captain for the second consecutive season and was set to retake his place among the game's elite producers after being slowed by an ankle injury in 2019.

Roar Lions Roar will be sure to keep you updated with any news regarding Barkley's injury, and we're sure you are joining us in sending all of our well-wishes his way towards what is hopefully a full and speedy recovery.