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Giants concerned with Beckham’s hamstring

“I don’t want it to be like it was in the spring. We need to get the guy back out here and get him on the field,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said of Odell Beckham Jr.’s hamstring.

Beckham Jr. tweaked his hamstring on Tuesday, GM Jerry Reese said. Beckham was limited in practice on Wednesday due to the injury. He did not practice at all on Thursday.

He was also extremely limited in OTAs due to a slight hamstring tweak (BBB, June 5).

“He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern,” Giants GM Jerry Reese said on Wednesday after practice. “But you see that in some young players sometimes. They’re a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious and that happens to them.”

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Reese alluded to this on Wednesday at his presser. Rookie comes in, tries to do too much, hurts himself to the point where he misses significant time and flounders through his first season.

That is what we might be seeing here with Beckham, who the Giants want to see develop into one of their top three wideouts. Worry not. It looks as if the light has gone on for Jerrel Jernigan, so the more Beckham sits, the longer JJ has to shine.

Mario Manningham may not be what he once was, but he can still get open and make a play when called upon. There are several other young bucks here in camp as well. Today, UDFA Corey Washington turned in the play of the day.

All of this, on top of the public displeasure exhibited by the head coach, should motivate Beckham to the point where he focuses a little sharper.




5 comments
Brian Webster
Brian Webster

The Giants depth at WR doesn't make me feel better about OBJ looking like a bust this season. It makes me even more angry and frustrated they took him in the 1st place instead of OL Zack Martin

David Lopez
David Lopez

What is it with this team and injuries?

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

Dude they could of drafted Zach Martin and the first day he could of sprained his ankle. Then we would all be complaining how we should of drafted somebody else. Point is any player could be injured at any time. Let's just hope he heals quick and he can get on the field and show what he can do

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Matt Drucker  Exactly.  People were PISSED, like genuinely PISSED when the Giants did the Draft/Trade of Eli and Rivers instead of taking "can't miss" LT ROBERT GALLERY.

If you recall, the Giants O-line was pretty bad the year before, and Kerry Collins missed the last 3 games after getting hurt behind a pretty porous O-Line. A lot of people were clamoring for them to replace Luke Petitgout with Gallery.