The worst fears of New York Giants fans, as well as the Nittany Lion faithful have been realized. Star running back, and Penn State legend Saquon Barkely has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. The Giants confirmed the news on Monday afternoon. Barkley will undergo surgery in the near future to repair the injury.
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
Details: https://t.co/WvPRJsYA9t pic.twitter.com/0tO4stA8wT
Barkley was injured early in Sunday's game vs. Chicago while attempting to bounce a run outside. After being tackled, he remained on the ground in obvious pain.
After a breakout 2018 season as a rookie, Barkley struggled with several injuries in 2019. Despite missing three games, and playing hurt in others, Barkley amassed over 1,000 yards rushing one year ago, and six scores. He added 438 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver. He was off to a slow start in 2020, however. Still, the Giants will definitely miss one of the most electrifying players in the league, while the rest of us will be left without the highlight reel plays Barkley has become known for.
He will finish the season with just 19 carries for 34 yards and no touchdowns, as well as six passes for 60 yards.