It’s a tough pill to swallow for New York Giants fans. The 23-year-old running back, Saquon Barkley, has suffered a torn ACL. This occurred yesterday against the Chicago Bears. The reports are based on manual tests and initial diagnosis. The tests came back and confirmed Barkley’s season is over.
It was a brutal day yesterday for stars in the NFL and among them was Saquon Barkley. Barkley overall yesterday rushed four times for 28 yards. That being a season-high for him since he is out for the remainder of the season.
Barkley came up limping after an 18-yard run play to end the 1st quarter. It seemed as though Dion Lewis would be in the next play, however, the Giants chose to run out the quarter.
The next play Joe Judge stuck Barkley back on the field. Barkley went for a six-yard gain and it was not pretty for Giants fans watching the game. He was trying to avoid the tackle and go out of bounds, but ultimately Bears’ safety Eddie Jackson secured the tackle with Barkley wincing in pain afterward. He could not walk on his own power, which caused Joe Judge and a trainer to lift him on their shoulders.
Then, the training staff carted Saquon Barkley into the locker room. Unfortunately, Dion Lewis held all of the items for the Giants for the rest of the game as fellow running back Wayne Gallman was inactive for the game. However, Dion Lewis did score the Giants’ only touchdown against the Chicago defense.
Other Options at RB?
Ultimately at this point, the Giants have started looking for replacements. They worked out former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. Other options like Lamar Miller, Spencer Ware, and Javorius Allen remain on the market. However, the Giants can also choose to stick with what they have in Eli Penny, Wayne Gallman, and Dion Lewis and possibly activate former Cowboys’ running back Rod Smith from the practice squad.