Giants RB Saquon Barkley has successful knee surgery

The surgery on New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley's right knee came on Friday, 40 days after it gave out while he was trying to break a tackle in a game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 20. It was considered a success with the ACL being reconstructed and meniscus repaired.

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Barkley had been waiting for the swelling in his knee to go down, which is often the case when there is MCL damage. Then, the procedure was delayed until the World Series ended and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams, was available to perform the surgery.

As the story also said, and perhaps most important to note for fantasy owners, his injury recovery time is considered 9-12 months. He will have about 10½ months to get himself right for Week 1 of next season, so he shouldn't rush his recovery. Knowing his tight relationship with Cleveland receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who also recently tore his ACL, expect the two to intertwine their rehab this offseason while they experience a similar process, the story added.

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