New York Giants superstar running back Saquon Barkley has tore his ACL, and will miss the rest of the season.
Bears safety Eddie Jackson made a tackle on Barkley, causing the injury to occur early in the second quarter.
Barkley was in visible pain after landing awkwardly and clutching onto his knee. Barkley, 23, has been a sensation since entering the NFL in 2018. The back has accumulated 2,344 total yards and 17 touchdowns with only two full seasons.
Barkley has also won the AP Rookie of the Year award, and was named to the All-Rookie Team in 2018.
His success carried into his next season, earning him the FedEx Ground Player of the Year award in 2019.
A brutal injury, but a very promising comeback for the young star.
After being taken second overall by the Giants, Barkley had an immediate role in the offense, with the coaching staff involving him in over 90% of the offensive snaps right out of college.
With Saquon’s dual-threat ability, he has been elite in both the backfield and in the passing game. Saquon has been, and will be their top threat once fully healed.
Barkley has earned a solid resume for only playing in the NFL for three total seasons, earning respect from all around the league, and other athletes.
He missed three games last season after suffering a high-ankle sprain, leaving the young Giants offense without their top target.
The Giants are looking to add another back to the roster as they brought Devonta Freeman in for a workout.
As for the Giants as a team, Joe Judge and the offense will most likely take a step back, after losing one of the best players the NFL has to offer.