Saquon Barkley Carted Off Field With Knee Injury; Likely Torn ACL


The New York Giants were dealt a tremendous blow to their 2020 season on Sunday.

Star running back Saquon Barkley was helped off the field early in the second quarter after sustaining an injury to his right knee.

Barkley rushed to the right for a 6-yard gain, but was brought down to the ground near the sideline while fighting off a tackler when he grabbed his right knee in pain.

His knee appeared to lock up as he went to the ground.

Barkley tossed his helmet off and was clearly in pain, grabbing the knee area. He was helped off the field by the trainer and head coach Joe Judge while not putting any weight on his right leg.

He was later seen being carted off the field with a look of frustration in his face. CBS announcers said he was receiving an X-Ray on his right knee in the locker room.

Shortly after, the Giants released an official update that Barkley was done for the day, and would undergo further evaluation on Monday.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, manual tests indicate a torn right ACL for Barkley, which would effectively end his season. Head coach Joe Judge is holding out hope as the running back will receive an MRI on Monday for confirmation.

The Giants suffered a second blow to their offense just before halftime, as wide receiver Sterling Shepard limped off the field after jamming his left foot into the turf while being tackled. Shepard came out to start the second half, but quickly returned to the locker room, and the team announced he would be out for the remainder of the game with a toe injury.

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