The sensational running back was helped off the field on the first play of the second quarter. Barkley ripped off his helmet, writhing in pain on the Bears sideline, grabbing at his right knee after a six-yard run to open the quarter. Teammates helped the running back across to the field to the Giants bench. Barkley couldn't put pressure on his right leg.
The RB was carted to the locker room. Barkley punched the cart as he was driven off, perhaps indicating the severity of the injury, the story said. The team stated that Barkley had been taken in for X-rays on his knee and would undergo further testing Monday. If Barkley has to miss time, Gallman could see early down work with Lewis taking over his usual passing-down role.