Things went from bad to worse for the Giants when Saquon Barkley tore his ACL on the first play of the second quarter in their Week 2 loss for the Bears at the end of September.
No one seemed to take it harder than Barkley, who deleted every photo on his Instagram the night of the injury except for a Jan. 26 post for the late Kobe Bryant. The following day he posted two photos, one of him getting helped off the field and another of him walking, writing, “Gonna be a hell of a story…”
The 23-year-old running back hadn’t posted since then.
But Barkley reemerged on Instagram Saturday with a post that Giants fans can take solace in ahead of the team’s Sunday matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, who will look to drop the Giants to 0-5.
“Life is always gonna throw crazy challenges your way…” Barkley wrote to his 2.2 million followers. “But through the toughest times.. who are u during those challenges #sowhatnowwhat.”
Barkley took a second-down carry toward the right sideline in Week 2 and was met by Bears safety Eddie Jackson, resulting in a tough routine tackle that Barkley couldn’t get up from. He had to be helped off the field without putting any pressure on his right knee before he was carted to the locker room.
An MRI the following day confirmed a torn ACL in his right knee that would need surgery to repair the ligament. ending his 2020 NFL season.
Barkley recorded 34 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards and zero touchdowns in two games before the injury.
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