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Not only were the New York Giants defeated by the Bears 17-13 on Sunday, but they also believe they’ve lost Saquon Barkley for the year.

It’s bad enough that the New York Giants are 0-2 following their 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears, but now it looks like they’ve lost Saquon Barkley for the season due to a torn ACL.

Barkley was injured early in the second quarter after he was tackled near the sideline by Eddie Jackson. The third-year back was in obvious pain — he took off his helmet and began to hold his right knee.

Barkley was carried off the field by trainers considering he was unable to put any weight on his right knee.

Anyone that saw the play and how Barkley reacted thought it could be a torn ACL, and that is what the Giants additionally believe. Barkley will undergo more tests on Monday, but the team expects that it’ll be without its superstar running back for the final 14 games of the season.

This is a devastating blow to the Giants; nobody can replicate what Barkley can do on the field.

Sterling Shepard also left the game early due to a toe injury. His status is yet to be determined.

Wayne Gallman, who was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game, will likely be the lead back when the Giants take on the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. Nonetheless, expect New York to look to acquire a running back this week.

With Barkley likely done for the season, you have to wonder if the Giants will be favored to win any games in 2020.

UPDATE: As of Monday afternoon, it is confirmed that Barkley has torn his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the year. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news.

Barkley additionally suffered a partial tear to his meniscus along with a strained MCL. He’ll wait to have surgery in order for the swelling and inflammation to decline, also per Rapoport.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.