New York Giants fans across the country held their breath when star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was hit low by Cleveland Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the team’s second preseason outing Monday night.
Beckham fantasy football owners and Big Blue fans breathed a sigh of relief when Giants head coach Ben McAdoo announced Tuesday that neither Beckham nor Brandon Marshall suffered significant injuries in the team’s second preseason loss.
“Odell has an ankle and we’ll see how he responds to treatment,” McAdoo said, via New York’s team website. “Brandon has a shoulder and, again, we just have to see how these two guys respond to treatment.”
The Giants second-year head coach said the plan is to “take it day by day” with the two receivers, but ESPN’s Jordan Raanan and Dan Graziano report that Beckham could be in jeopardy of missing the team’s regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 10 due to his sprained ankle.
Beckham “could miss a week or two of the regular season,” one source told ESPN.
New York’s coaching staff is sure to play it safe with the 24-year-old receiver ahead of the 2017 season, as the Giants have remained adamant that Beckham is in their long-term plans despite his current contract situation.
The three-time Pro Bowl receiver is coming of his third 1,300-yard plus receiving season in the Big Apple and is hoping to become the league’s highest-paid player in the near future.