Talk about a war of attrition.
Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season saw a litany of injuries across the league, affecting everyone from rookies to established stars.
One of those stars who went down was running back Saquon Barkley, the No. 2 pick in the 2018 draft.
Barkley actually went down one carry earlier, looking like he might have hyper-extended his left arm. He left the game briefly, but returned, only to go down again on his next play.
This time, he was gripping his knee, immediately staying down in pain. He was helped off the field, but things didn't improve on the sideline, and he was eventually carted to the locker room.
It's never a good sign when the team rules you "Out" for the game so quickly, and announces plans for further examination the next day.
The Giants, Eagles and Cowboys all found themselves facing big early deficits Sunday afternoon, with the Washington Football Team already entering the day alone in first place in the NFC East.
You never want to see other players get hurt, but Barkley is one of the best players in the entire NFL and the NFC East calculus changes if he's out for long.
UPDATE (3:50 PM): The initial Saquon Barkley outlook is not good, as the team reportedly fears the worst.
They are still waiting to run further tests to confirm a diagnosis.