Giants Odell Beckham Jr. Sidelined Sunday with Quadriceps Injury
The New York Giants surprised many on Saturday by scratching wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from their game on Sunday against NFC East rivals the Washington Redskins due to a bruised quadriceps.
The Giants downgraded Beckham Saturday and the wide out did not make the trip to Washington with the team. On Friday, the team disclosed his injury when the wide receiver was limited in drills during practice, but the Giants believed at that time Beckham’s injury was not serious and did not even give him an injury designation for Sunday’s game.
Head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters he thought Beckham would be playing. On Friday, Shurmur said following practice that the team had given Beckham a little time off but he would be fine.
Beckham disclosed his injury on a Facebook posting and said it occurred on the last play of the Giants November 25 game against the Eagles in which he was leg-whipped.
Beckham will be sorely missed by the Giants. The Giants wide out has more receiving yards and touchdown receptions and nearly the number of catches during this season as the rest of the receivers for the Giants combined.
Beckham Jr. has 77 receptions and the rest of the wide receivers have a combined 78. He has 1,052 yards receiving and six touchdowns, while the other receivers have a combined 1,045 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
Three receivers Russell Shepard, Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler will likely play more without Beckham on the field and Evan Engram, the team’s starting tight end should return from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him the last two games.
Beckham took part in full workouts Wednesday and Thursday and not until Friday did his quad seem to become more bothersome. A reexamination on Saturday determined that Beckham would be kept out of Sunday’s game with the Redskins.