Odell Beckham Injury Update: Giants WR suffers fractured ankle


Odel Beckham Jr was carted off the field during Sunday’s showdown with the Chargers, and it didn’t look good.

The last thing the Giants needed was for superstar Odell Beckham Jr to go down with an injury. He missed the first game and the result was a lack of offensive firepower and set the tone ofr a what the season would hold.

Now the Giants will likely have to try to bounce back from 0-5 without Beckham to help. The receiver seemed to have badly injured his ankle on Sunday in the closing minutes of the Giants fifth loss of the season.

Beckham was sobbing as he was being carted to the locker room, and replays of the hit seemed to indicate this is going to be a long-term injury.

UPDATE: It appears Odell’s injury is so bad that team doctors already know he needs surgery.

UPDATE 2: Odell reportedly suffered a broken fibula and will miss the remainder of the season. His injury will indeed require surgery.

UPDATE 3: The Giants are refuting reports that Odell is headed for surgery. No official word has been given on the receiver by the team.

UPDATE 4: Now the Giants have officially given word on Beckham. He has a fractured ankle and his recovery time is unclear.

UPDATE 5: Monday afternoon, the Giants announced Beckham will have surgery this week and McAdoo was quoted as saying, “it’s fair to say his season is over.”

Compounding the injury is the fact that both Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall both left the game early after suffering injuries. Per the Monday announcement from the Giants, Shepard is day-to-day and Marshall is “undergoing further testing.” If things were bad for Eli Manning without Beckham, he might have to move forward without three of his top-4 receiving options.

Beckham’s injury seems indicative of how this season has been going. Nothing the Giants have been able to do has worked, and now the worst-case scenario is playing out. Manning is going to throw to a tackling dummy next week as his top receiver, as New York simply doesn’t have any other options.

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The team could easily be 3-2 right now, but bad breaks have forced them into an 0-5 hole and the cruelty of the football gods has forced them to try and dig out of it without any top receivers.