Giants RB Barkley undergoes ACL surgery
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley underwent surgery on Friday to fix a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.
The operation, which took place in Los Angeles, came 40 days after he sustained the knee injury in a 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears back in Week 2.
Doctors delayed the surgery to reduce the swelling and strengthen the knee to help with recovery. The procedure was expected to reconstruct the ACL and fix the meniscus, and Barkley is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2021 season.
“Surgery was a success,” Barkley’s mother, Tonya Johnson, posted on Instagram along with a photo of her son from a hospital bed.
Named the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year after a 1,307-yard, 11-touchdown rushing season, Barkley was slowed last year by a high ankle sprain that cost him three games and limited him to 1,003 yards and six scores. This season, he managed just 34 yards on 19 carries before getting hurt.
–Field Level Media