New York Giants superstar running back Saquon Barkley will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI conducted at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Barkley was injured during the Giants’ 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, and the team says he will undergo surgery in the “near future”.
The Giants will also be without wide receiver Sterling Shepard who is dealing with turf toe, although it is not clear how much time he will miss.
New York is already looking for veteran help at running back, and has scheduled a visit with former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman.
Barkley, 23, has rushed for 2,344 yards on 497 carries during his three season with the Giants.