The New York Giants have been left with a hole in their lineup since star running back Saquon Barkley had his knee injury.
The knee injury happened in Week 2 of the season. He tore both his ACL and had damaged his meniscus. He has since gone through surgery and is hoping for a full recovery by the start of the next season in close to 11 months.
However, getting through this injury has not been exceptionally easy for the running back. While he has still been involved in the team and helping new head coach Joe Judge run things, it’s much different than being on the field.
In a live press conference this morning, Barkley discussed his injury and how it impacted him so far. Dan Salomone, a digital media content producer, broke down all the key points from Barkley this morning on a Twitter thread.
Getting Through Dark Times
One of the key points was Barkley specifically opening up about the darkest times during the process of healing.
While the player knew in that moment of impact that his season may be over, he didn’t let himself dwell on it too much. He is allowing the rehab process to do its slow work on getting better. He said that you “Get one percent better every single day. Get the little wins.”
Barkley has been playing football since he was 7. He had a three-year collegiate career where he broke numerous records at Penn State. He was drafted with the second overall pick by the Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft. Barkley is still considered a rookie in the game. With his success so far, it is unfortunate for the player to be down a season.
However, the player isn’t letting the absence from the game affect him too much.
Barkley is anticipated to make a full recovery for the next season and states he will “no doubt” still be the same record-breaking running back in full-force again. In the meantime, it’s all about recognizing the silver linings.
Even though he’s off the field every Sunday, he takes it all as an opportunity to spend more time with his daughter.
For a full recap of what Barkley said regarding rehab and other key Giants news, visit here.