Barkley remains without a target return date from his October surgery to repair a torn ACL, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Barkley spoke to the media at length for the first time since his late-October surgery, providing details on the situation surrounding the injury. One item addressed was the reason he had to wait six weeks after his injury, explaining that it was necessary to have his MCL heal before going under the knife. Barkley added that he also had his meniscus repaired during the October procedure, and that aspect of his injury will delay the weight-bearing portion of his rehab a bit further. With all that in mind, Barkley expressed a great deal of confidence in himself despite failing to disclose whether or not he believes he'll be ready for the start of the 2021 season. He elected not to discuss playing the season without a contract extension.
Barkley underwent surgery Saturday to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Barkley had his surgery delayed almost a month while he recovered from a less severe MCL strain, but it's now complete. The star running back will now begin the arduous process of rehabbing the injury, with both the team and doctors hopeful Barkley can make a full recovery by the start of training camp next year.
Barkley is scheduled to undergo surgery next Thursday to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, Andrea Kremer of NFL Network reports. Though Barkley suffered the season-ending injury back on Sept. 20, he's delayed surgery more than a month while recovering from a less severe MCL strain in the same knee. With his MCL having now healed, Barkley should be at lower risk for any complications with his ACL reconstruction, leaving both the Giants and his doctors hopeful that he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp next year. Since Barkley went down with the knee injury, the Giants have leaned on Devonta Freeman as their main option in the backfield, but he's managed only 3.2 yards per carry across 54 totes through five outings.
The Giants placed Barkley (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports. The transaction was merely a formality after Barkley underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed he sustained a season-ending ACL tear in right knee during the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Bears. The Giants have yet to set a date for Barkley's knee surgery, but assuming he experiences no snags in the recovery process, he should be ready to go for the start of the 2020 campaign. In the meantime, Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman are tentatively in line to handle the bulk of the Giants' snaps and touches out of the backfield Week 3, though New York is believed to be considering bringing aboard ex-Falcons starter Devonta Freeman to provide additional competition.
Barkley suffered a torn right ACL during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Bears, the severity of which has been confirmed by an MRI. Barkley is slated to undergo season-ending ACL surgery in the near future. The superstar running back should have plenty of time to return to full health for 2021, but for the time being the Giants will proceed with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman out of the backfield. The team also will host veteran free agent Devonta Freeman for a visit this week, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
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