Saquon Barkley tears ACL, will need surgery to repair injury, Giants say

He suffered the injury in the second quarter against the Bears

Saquon Barkley tore his ACL and will need surgery to repair the injury, the New York Giants announced Monday.

The team said an MRI confirmed what many feared – he suffered the injury during Sunday’s loss against the Chicago Bears. He is likely to miss the rest of the season.

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The team said Barkley will undergo surgery “in the near future.”

He sustained a knee injury in the second quarter against the Bears after he was slammed to the ground by Chicago defensive back Eddie Jackson on what appeared to be a routine tackle. He was eventually carted off the field with what several reports later suggested was a torn ACL.

Barkley had to sit out a play prior to the injury because he briefly appeared to hurt his elbow. He shook that off and got back into the game before injuring his knee.

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A frustrated Barkley appeared to make some sort of a statement on his Instagram following the game when he deleted every single post except for a picture of the late Kobe Bryant.

The Penn State product was coming off one of the worst games of his career against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week when he had only six rushing yards on 15 carries. He also had six catches for 60 yards.

Barkley played in 13 games during his second season in 2019. He recorded 1,003 rushing yards and six touchdowns. It was the second straight season he recorded 1,000 or more rushing yards.

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The Giants lost the game against the Bears, 17-13. New York is 0-2 on the season. Chicago is 2-0.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.