Saquon Barkley‘s season is done.
The Giants confirmed a torn ACL after the star running back had an MRI on Monday morning, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
Barkley was a key component to a rebuild under new head coach Joe Judge. Instead, Barkley will decide on when to have surgery in the “near future.”
In his first two years, the 23-year-old back already garnered 2,310 yards, 17 touchdowns, and averaged nearly five yards per carry.
It was not Barkley’s first time on the injury report after suffering an ankle injury in 2019 and missed three games
The question is who will run the ball for Big Blue?
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Starter: Dion Lewis
Lewis picked up the slack against the Bears. The eight-year veteran is no stranger to versatility. He knows how to build up yardage on the run and through the air. In 2017, he had a career-high 180 rushes for 896 yards and six touchdowns. He caught 32 balls for 214 yards and three touchdowns in New England. Lewis is looking for that second chance after two injury-riddled years in Tennessee. On Sunday, he had 10 rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown. The 30-year-old back caught four passes for 36 yards.
2nd: Wayne Gallman
Back in 2017, Gallman looked like he was going to be a star coming out of Clemson. Unfortunately, he has been lost in the shuffle with the Giants because of injuries and his inability to adjust to pro-style running. In 10 games last year, Gallman saw his carries head south with 29 rushes and 110 yards with two scores.
In the Mix: Devonta Freeman
The seven-year veteran running back is in New York for a workout, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. He will go through COVID-19 testing protocol on Monday morning and officially workout on Tuesday. The two-time Pro Bowler was released back in March by the Falcons.
While in Atlanta, he was the bulldozing back who had back to back seasons of 1000-plus rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns in 2015 and 2016. In his last three years, he suffered injuries to his foot, ankle, and dealt with two concussions.
Freeman spent the weekend with the Eagles, but he could be the best move for the Giants.