The New York Giants sadly made the announcement yesterday that Barkley indeed suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.
He will undergo surgery in the “near future,” the team said, after he underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery to confirm the tear.
Barkley will miss the rest of the season while rehabbing. It takes on average six to nine months to get back to full activity after an ACL tear.
Barkley was tackled by Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson when his right knee buckled. He reached for the knee in clear pain and agony. Unable to put any weight on the leg, he had to be carted off the field.