Saquon Barkley Season Lost Torn ACL, Freeman May Replace


Of the seven players who suffered torn ACL’s on Sunday—yeah, seven—the one that had to hurt the most—zero pun intended—had to be that suffered by Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

The New York Giants sadly made the announcement yesterday that Barkley indeed suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.

He will undergo surgery in the “near future,” the team said, after he underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday to confirm the tear. Barkley will miss the rest of the season while rehabbing. It takes on average six to nine months to get back to full activity after an ACL tear.

Barkley was tackled by Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson early in the second half on Sunday when his right knee buckled. He reached for the knee in clear pain and agony. Unable to put any weight on the leg, he had to be carted off the field.

He did not return to the game and the Giants lost 17-13 to fall to 0-2.

Source: CBS Sports