By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is one of first-year head coach Joe Judge’s offensive weapons. However, in the second game of his tenure, Barkley has suffered an injury.
He suffered a knee injury against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field at Chicago, Illinois. Barkley, according to the team, underwent an X-Ray.
The Giants also said that he will receive further evaluation on Monday. No diagnosis has been given at this time.
It’s a tough blow for Judge and the offensive coaches. He had four carries for 28 yards before his exit.
Dion Lewis — who Judge knows from his days with the New England Patriots — is the only active back in this game. If Lewis gets injury, too, the Giants will have to figure something out with another player.
The 23-year-old face of the franchise appeared to suffer a hand or wrist injury before leaving the game with a leg injury. In the team’s season-opener, he had 15 carries for six yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Barkley also had six receptions for 60 yards in the loss to the Steelers.
In two plus seasons, Barkley has made 31 appearances in the league, including 31 starts. He has had 497 carries for 2,344 yards and 17 touchdowns.
If Barkley is going to have to miss significant time, the Giants will have to look for other options on the free agent market or trade market. He’s had back-to-back 1,000 rushing yard seasons, including a career-high 1,307 yards as a rookie in 2018.
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