The New York Giants could be without star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. when they open the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys, per a report from ESPN.
A source quoted by ESPN said "it’s not out of the question he could miss a week or two of the regular season."
[*Update*] ESPN's Josina Anderson is reporting that an MRI has confirmed that Beckham has a sprained ankle. We have yet to hear whether it is a high or low ankle sprain, which would dramatically affect his recovery time.
An MRI confirmed Tuesday that #Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr has a sprained ankle. This morning he text me, "I'm taking it one day at a time."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 23, 2017
Beckham was injured Monday night when he took a low hit from Briean Boddy-Calhoun of the Cleveland Browns.
During a Tuesday conference call, coach Ben McAdoo said it was a “medical decision” when Beckham would play again.
“Odell has an ankle and we’ll see how he responds to treatment,” is all McAdoo would say.
The Giants next preseason game is Saturday against the New York Jets. It will be their third preseason game, the one during which starters usually get their most extended playing time. The safe course of action, even if he is available to play, would be for Beckham not to see action the remainder of the preseason.
McAdoo was non-committal.
“I know what Odell brings to the table,” McAdoo said. “He’s a tremendous player, one of the best in the league. Tremendous competitor. But if you have a chance to get everyone out there playing together, playing with each other, you do it.”