Injured New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is "getting close" to returning from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since the first day of training camp. Beckham, however, will not play Saturday vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Beckham said Thursday that when he returns to practice is "really up to the trainers."
"I am just trusting their medical opinion and waiting for that. It should be sooner, I am definitely getting close," Beckham said. " It's something that can reoccur very easily if it is not strong enough. You really just test the strength and the muscle groups around it. It's almost that time ... around the corner."
Here is a look at some of the other Giants' injuries heading into Saturday's second preseason game.
-- Running back Peyton Hillis won't play due to the ankle injury he suffered in practice this week.
-- Left tackle Will Beatty won't play, but coach Tom Coughlin said that the plan all along has been for Beatty to make his debut in the Giants' third preseason game, which is next week vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
-- Undrafted free agent defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles won't play due to an ankle sprain.
-- Cornerback Trumaine McBride has been practicing regularly, but will apparently be held out of game action for one more week as he recovers from offseason surgery.
-- Coughlin said linebacker Jon Beason (broken foot) has begun to run. No word yet on whether Beason will be able to play in the season opener vs. the Detroit Lions.
-- Trindon Holliday remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Holliday has been out for more than two weeks now, and might be watching his chance to make the team evaporate as young wide receivers Marcus Harris, Corey Washington and Preston Parker impress.
-- Tight end Xavier Grimble (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis. It seems unlikely he will play Saturday.