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Odell Beckham injury update: Giants’ star “close” to returning

Wide receiver might be back to practice on Thursday

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Odell Beckham Jr., sidelined the last two days with soreness in his leg after being cleated on Sunday by Janoris Jenkins, “looks close” to returning to practice for the New York Giants.

Coach Ben McAdoo made that pronouncement after Wednesday’s practice, the first fully-padded one for the Giants.

Beckham did some running and cutting on the side during practice on Wednesday, but did not participate in any of the team drills.

Beckham did have a little fun fielding punts on Wednesday.

Here is Beckham doing some running near the beginning of practice.

After going with “uppers” on Tuesday and full pads on Wednesday, it figures that the Giants might scale back a bit on Thursday, perhaps going back to shorts and t-shirts for a lighter practice.

If that’s the case, it might prove to be a good time to get Beckham back into the practice routine. Even if the Giants wait another day, it appears to be all good news on the Beckham front.