New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. fractured his ankle during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
According to sources, Odell will get a second opinion before deciding on surgery to repair the injury. It is the same ankle that Beckham injured during the preseason.
Here's the Odell Beckham Jr. injury. It's bad. Really bad. pic.twitter.com/TLChjKpFOG
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 8, 2017
Beckham was carted off the field after he suffered the injury with four minutes remaining in the loss, which dropped the Giants to 0-5. He had gone up for a catch and fell awkwardly to the ground, and Chargers players immediately called for medical help.
“I knew it was bad,” Giants tight end Evan Engram said.
Beckham was in serious pain as he left the field. He had a towel over his head and appeared to be in tears.
“Obviously, you never want to see any receiver go down, and it looked like he was in some pain,” Giants 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.”
Beckham had five catches for 97 yards and a score before the injury. His 48-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter gave the Giants a lead they couldn’t protect once he left.
Manning fumbled deep in his own territory on the play after Beckham was taken off on the cart.
“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 wide receiver injured against the Chargers.
Brandon Marshall was carted off in the second quarter with an ankle injury just moments after Sterling Shepard limped off the field with an ankle injury. Both Marshall and Shepard were ruled out for the second half. Dwayne Harris left on a cart early in the third quarter with a fractured foot. Harris is out for the season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
That’s a bummer. We’re wishing OBJ a speedy recovery.
Injury Update: wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has a fractured ankle.
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 8, 2017