New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury

Saquon Barkley with Giants in 2018. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

For only the seventh time in eight years, the New York Giants have started off their season with two losses. But, the bad news continues—they’ve lost their best player to a season-ending injury.

In Sunday’s 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears, during the second quarter, star RB Saquon Barkley fell to the ground in pain and had to be carried off the field by the training staff. According to early reports, the player tore his ACL and won’t be coming back to finish the season.

Barkley was drafted as a No. 2 pick in 2018 and Giants general manager David Gettleman has already been under fire for not being able to put together a winning team since being hired in December 2017.

Since Gettleman was hired, the Giants have won nine games and loss 25 games.

The Giants have an all-new coaching staff this year including new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who helped turn the Dallas Cowboys into a rushing team before he was fired as head coach. Garrett planned on using Barkley as a safety net for second-year quarterback Daniel Jones.

The Giants are now left with only two running backs—Dion Lewis, a third-down back who is close to 30, and Wayne Gallman, who has only managed to run the ball 80 times over the last two seasons.