NY Giants’ Saquon Barkley’s surgery has been set to repair his torn ACL, suffered in a Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears
NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL this week.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Barkley’s surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles.
The expectation is Barkley will be healthy enough to return for training camp next summer.
The New York Post reports (via Pro Football Talk) that ElAttrache is currently quarantined as part of the World Series bubble, which further delayed Barkley’s surgery.
Thursday’s surgery will take place 39 days after Barkley tore his ACL in a Week 2 Giants loss to the Chicago Bears at Solider Field. In just over five quarters of action this season, Barkley finished with just 34 yards on 19 carries.
The injury is the second significant injury Barkley has suffered in his career, after a high-ankle sprain kept him out three weeks and limited him for much of the 2019 season.
Barkley made the trip with the Giants to Philadelphia, and watched Thursday night’s 22-21 loss to the Eagles from a luxury box at Lincoln Financial Field.
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