Injury reports are important, but when your team’s star player and the offensive line’s configuration hang in the balance, people await them with bated breath.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle)
The first flicker of hope, Beckham was listed as a “limited” participant in practice.
McAdoo on OBJ: "He responded well to treatment. He responded well to his work yesterday. Got a little more today, but he's still limited."— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) September 15, 2017
Beckham, who has said that his injury could take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to heal, wasn’t quite healthy enough to take the field against the Dallas Cowboys. The hope is that he will make enough progress this week to play against the Lions on Monday night. We don’t yet know where Beckham is in his recovery, and the Giants likely would rather try to win without him than risk his injury being exacerbated or become a chronic problem.
However, the news that he is responding well to both treatment and an increased workload is certainly a positive sign.
There is, of course, video of Beckham in practice.
Bobby Hart (ankle)
It’s no secret that Hart played poorly in the season opener after having a spotless preseason. We found out after the game that Hart injured his ankle early on and played through the pain. McAdoo listed Hart as “day to day”, and his status for Monday’s game is up in the air. Hart’s injury also potentially puts the Giants’ already troubled offensive line in flux.
The Giants are seemingly one step closer to getting nickel linebacker Keenan Robinson back from his second stint in the concussion protocol. Robinson was also listed as “limited” and is in the non-contact phase of the protocol. Having two concussions so close together gives everyone involved every reason to be cautious with Robinson’s recovery.
Full Injury Report
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle)
OT Bobby Hart (ankle)
LB Keenan Robinson (concussion)
DT Jay Bromley (knee)
CB Janoris Jenkins (hand)
WR Tavarres King (ankle)