Life Without Odell Beckham

On Sunday, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. fractured his ankle during the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Beckham injured his ankle when he went up for a catch and landed awkwardly on the ground. As soon as he fell the Chargers players around him knew it was serious and immediately called for medical help.

Beckham was unable to walk and had to be carted off the field with four minutes left in the game.

According to a Giants source that spoke with ESPN, it was the same ankle Beckham injured during the preseason.

Beckham, who was in a lot of pain when he was carted off the field, had a towel over his head and looked to be in tears.

Beckham Injury Week 6 Giants

“Obviously, you never want to see any receiver go down, and it looked like he was in some pain,” quarterback Eli Manning said. “So I just told him I’d be thinking about him. And obviously, we don’t know the severity of it, but hopefully he’ll be OK.”

Before being carted off the field, Beckham had five receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. He had scored a 48 yard touchdown that gave the Giants the lead before he left the game, but the team couldn’t hold on to the lead after he left.

Manning fumbled the ball in the Giants’ territory on the very next play after Beckham was taken off, leading to a Chargers’ score that gave them the lead for good.

“That’s rough. He’s our best player,” cornerback Eli Apple said. “He’s a brother to everybody and somebody we really care about. That is kind of tough.”

Beckham was the fourth Giants receiver to leave the game, but he will be missed the most because he is their best offensive player.

Brandon Marshall also suffered an ankle injury that required him to be taken off the field in a cart. Sterling Shepard also left the game with an ankle injury. Both receivers did not return to the game.

Early in the third quarter, Dwayne Harris was carted off the field with a foot injury, and the Giants ended up finishing the game with one healthy receiver.

October 13, 2017 by : Posted in giants No Comments

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