New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. injury bigger worry than offense


Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left Monday night's preseason matchup with the Cleveland Browns due to an ankle injury. McAdoo and his staff will demand better from the NY offense over the final eight quarters of exhibition football, but those hoping to see that unit function as a well-oiled machine before September need to limit expectations. He stopped & dropped to his knees before getting to the locker room, too.

Boddy-Calhoun prevented the Giants from slicing into, or completely overcoming, a four-point Browns lead early in the fourth quarter when he intercepted Geno Smith inside the 5-yard line.

ESPN's Lisa Salters would go onto state that Beckham underwent concussion protocol and was cleared. But simultaneously with securing the pass, Beckham was submarined by cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who hit him on the left knee. As some have pointed out, though, Boddy-Calhoun's hit technically was legal.

Asked if he'll be ready for the September 10 regular-season opener in Dallas, Beckham said, "I don't know, man". The Giants later said Beckham had a sprained ankle.

As you can see from the video, Beckham's prolonged departure from the field made things look grim.

Brandon Marshall catches a pass
Brandon Marshall was also injured last night

But it's nothing more than a liability for the game's best players.

According to, Boddy-Calhoun said he was actually trying to avoid a fine, making sure not to hit Beckham too high. "Then alright, shake it off. Let's play football". "I can't respect him".

"The play wasn't a penalty, but it's something everyone knows. you don't do", Collins continued.

Beckham clearly wasn't happy about the hit.

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