Giants Fear Saquon Barkley Has Torn ACL


Adam Schefter and Jordan Raanan reports that the Giants fear RB Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s game against the Bears. 

A source tells Schefter the torn ACL was “certainly within the realm” but there will be more tests Monday to make a full and complete determination.

Barkley was tackled on the sideline and was unable to put any pressure on his right leg before being helped off by the training staff. He later had X-rays taken, but it sounds like the concern is actual for his knee ligaments as opposed to a structural issue. 

Barkley, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2018. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $31,321,752 rookie contract that included a $20,859,456 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up in 2021.

Entering today’s game, Barkley had appeared in one game and rushed for six yards on 15 carries (0.4 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 60 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Barkley as the news is available.

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