Saquon Barkley will have his knee repaired today
I got the feeling when ACL surgery for New York Giants’ running back Saquon Barkley was delayed that it wouldn’t be a good thing when it comes to him being ready for next season. It might actually help him recover quicker.
Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, an orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Sports Health, claims that if you wait until the knee almost feels normal it will speed up the recovery process. Check out the excerpt from Dan Duggan of The Athletic below.
The good news is that Barkley will undergo surgery today, according to Kim Jones of the NFL Network and WFAN. Not only will he have his ACL repaired but will also have his meniscus cleaned up as well.
Barkley’s surgery wasn’t only delayed to allow for the swelling to go down, but the doctor performing the surgery was in the MLB bubble during the World Series down in Arlington, Texas and couldn’t leave until things were wrapped up. Now that the World Series is over, Barkley can undergo his surgery. The expectation is that he will be ready for training camp next summer.