Odell Beckham says his ankle is a 6-8 week injury

AP

The Giants got wide receiver Odell Beckham back on the practice field Thursday for the first time in nearly a month and Beckham said after practice that it was the best he’s felt since suffering the injury.

That assessment and the return to practice, which was officially listed as limited participation, would seem to raise hopes that Beckham will be in the lineup when the Giants face the Lions on Monday night. Something else that Beckham said during his time with the media sent a slightly different message.

Beckham said, via multiple reports, that he was told that his ankle injury has a recovery timeline of 6-8 weeks. Monday night will be four weeks on the nose from the date that Beckham was injured during a preseason game against the Browns.

Recovery timelines aren’t concrete, obviously, and Beckham may not need to be 100 percent recovered in order to feel well enough to play, but the existence of that framework may leave his status for Monday night up in the air until close to kickoff.

19 responses to “Odell Beckham says his ankle is a 6-8 week injury

  1. Can we rewind and remember how this injury happened in the first place? A dirty play from the Cleveland Browns defense under new defensive coordinator GREGG WILLIAMS!!! whether there’s money involved or not, this guy should not be a part of the NFL and that indefinite ban should’ve contained conditions like no dirty hits like this one, or he’d be gone.

  2. I’ve never seen an offense that looks so dramatically different based on the presence of a player who isn’t a quarterback. Giants looks to have a SB caliber defense this year and criticisms of Manning aside, the guy is a proven winner come playoff time. Giants management needs to do whatever it takes to get that man on the field.

  3. “Can we rewind and remember how this injury happened in the first place? A dirty play from the Cleveland Browns defense under new defensive coordinator GREGG WILLIAMS!!! whether there’s money involved or not, this guy should not be a part of the NFL and that indefinite ban should’ve contained conditions like no dirty hits like this one, or he’d be gone.”

    love me some gregg williams, bounties or no bounties.

  4. finchy74 says:
    I’ve never seen an offense that looks so dramatically different based on the presence of a player who isn’t a quarterback. Giants looks to have a SB caliber defense this year and criticisms of Manning aside, the guy is a proven winner come playoff time. Giants management needs to do whatever it takes to get that man on the field.
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    I agree wholeheartedly with your first statement. The rest, not so much.
    A Super Bowl quality defense? Perhaps, perhaps not. It didn’t seem that way last Sunday night.
    A proven winner come playoff time? He was awful in his last playoff game against Green Bay.
    Those are quibbles. What I most disagree with is your last statement. Does he deserve to be paid? Absolutely, and well. But whatever it takes to get him on the field? That sentiment is what gets teams in trouble.
    Good as he is, Odell Beckham is still a wide receiver, and a wide receiver is only as good as the guy who can or can’t get him the ball, and the line that blocks for him.
    Manning hasn’t been stellar of late, and I have no idea who will replace him in a couple of years. That line is average at best. Break the bank and tie up all that cap space for a guy like Beckham and you’re begging for trouble. Great as he is, he has interests and focus off the field, and is accustomed to being a diva and an occasional head case on it. When the ball stops coming his way and he’s no longer in the limelight you’re in for a world of hurt.
    Pay Beckham? Most certainly, and a lot. Pay him whatever he wants, which seems to be something at or near the top of the NFL salary list? I wouldn’t. Proceed at your own risk.
    Just my two cents.

  5. Giants might as well tank the season. A QB past his time. No running game. No #1 receiver. No offensive line. That 1st overall pick suddenly looks do-able.

  6. txmidnite says:
    September 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    Giants might as well tank the season. A QB past his time. No running game. No #1 receiver. No offensive line. That 1st overall pick suddenly looks do-able.
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    Have you seen the Jets’ and Niners’ rosters?

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