New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will have surgery on his fractured left ankle this week, ending his season after only playing in four games.
Beckham was injured attempting to make a catch in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He landed awkwardly on the ankle and was in obvious pain as he was carted off the field. Beckham underwent tests on Monday which confirmed the need to surgically repair his ankle.
“I spoke to him after the game,” head coach Ben McAdoo said on his Monday conference call. “It’s a sad situation.”
McAdoo also said he is unsure if there will be long-term ramifications of the injury.
Beckham’s season ends with 25 receptions, 302 yards, and three touchdowns. This will be the first season that he won’t have at least 90 receptions, 1,300 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns.
Unfortunately for the Giants, Beckham isn’t the only Giants receiver who’s been lost for the season.
Brandon Marshall confirmed on his Instagram page that he will have season-ending surgery Tuesday. He also injured his ankle and was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. Dwayne Harris, who also was the Giants’ return specialist, will also have season-ending surgery to repair his fifth metatarsal.
Beckham and Harris were placed on injured reserve Monday.
In some good news on the Giants wide receiver injury front, Sterling Shepard is day-to-day after his ankle injury. Shepard’s status for Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos is unknown.
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