Odell Beckham Suffers Ankle Injury, Collapses on the Way to Giants Locker Room

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 22, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury, the team announced

The Giants later announced Beckham underwent X-rays at the stadium, and the results came back negative. He was also evaluated for a concussion but was cleared, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. "Everything's good," Beckham said after the game to WFAN660, per Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. "Shake it off, go play football."

"[Relieved] is a great word," he added, per the team

Beckham, 24, went to the locker room following a low hit. Bill Hofheimer of ESPN shared an image of the receiver after he left the game:

Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network added more context to the injury:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network would later confirm it was a legal hit.

During the 2016 season, Beckham finished with 101 receptions for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns. He responded admirably after going without a touchdown across the first four games of the season and seemingly being on the verge of a meltdown at times. 

Injuries have kept Beckham off the field in some instances and less than 100 percent in others during his three-year NFL career. He missed the first four games of his rookie season while recovering from a hamstring injury, and he missed one game in 2015. 

The Giants offense is significantly less dynamic with Beckham on the bench. The LSU product is one of the NFL's most exciting skill-position players, as he's able to bail out Eli Manning with spectacular catches while making the extraordinary seem routine. Beckham has also impressed since his arrival with his ability to handle the in-between routes that separate a mere deep threat from a true star. 

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