Giants running back Saquon Barkley he hurt his right knee early in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears. The Giants quickly ruled Barkley out for the game and said he would undergo further evaluation on Monday.
Barkley went down hard on the Bears sideline after trying to fend off safety Eddie Jackson on a 6-yard carry. The 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year dragged his right leg behind him as he was helped back across the field to the Giants sideline.
After a short conversation with trainers, Barkley got on a cart and was driven into the tunnel.
Barkley also seemed to be shaken up after he was tackled at the end of an 18-yard run late in the first, but he quickly re-entered the game.
The 23-year-old Barkley struggled in the Giants’ season-opening loss to Pittsburgh, finishing with just 6 yards on 15 carries. He also was criticized by former Giants running back Tiki Barber for his pass-blocking skills.
Some other teams lost key players in the first half of games on Sunday.