New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley may have suffered a right leg injury requiring a long absence during Sunday's game against the Bears in Chicago.
The running back fell in action following a run in the second quarter. Tackled by safety back Eddie Jackson, he was unable to put any weight on his leg as he retreated to the sidelines. A few minutes later, the New York organization confirmed that Barkley – transported to the locker room using a cart – would not return to the game during this meeting. His case will be reassessed on Monday.
Barkley had gotten into trouble during his team's first regular-season matchup on Monday. In a 26-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was limited to six yards on 15 carries.
The death in San Francisco
Even though this is a disaster for the Giants, they can take comfort in watching the San Francisco 49ers.
The California team have lost no less than four very important players.
Indeed, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, running back Raheem Mostert, as well as defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas have all fallen in battle.
In the pivot's case, he suffered an ankle injury, while the other three athletes suffered knee injuries. None of the Niners representatives will return to the game.
With the Denver Broncos, quarterback Drew Lock was hit in a shoulder and will not be able to return to his place behind center. He was replaced by Jeff Driskel.
Finally at the Los Angeles Rams, first-year running back Cam Akers was forced to leave the clash of his own. He is injured in the ribs.