According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, New York Giants’ running back Saquon Barkley tore his ACL Sunday versus the Chicago Bears.
The #Giants confirm that RB Saquon Barkley has a torn ACL. He’s out for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020
This is heartbreaking to people who follow the New York Giants and those who have followed Barkley’s career. After finishing with the second most rushing yards in the league his rookie season with 1,307, Barkley missed some time last season with a high ankle sprain. Even after returning from the injury Barkley did not seem to be at his best but managed to play 10 games afterwards that season.
Barkley was taken second overall by the New York Giants in 2018. His rookie season Barkley was a Pro Bowler, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and NFL Rookie of the Year.
He broke numerous records that season including most 100+ scrimmage yards games by a rookie (12), most scrimmage yards by a rookie in a single season (2,028), most receptions by a rookie running back (91), and many more. He also became the first Giants running back in team history to have 1,000+ rushing yards in their first two seasons.
The New York Giants have two proven backups on their depth chart behind Barkley in Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman. They have also set up a workout with former Falcons running back Devonta Freeman who worked out with division rival Philadelphia Eagles late last week.