Odell Beckham Jr. left Monday's pre-season game with an ankle injury that could have been much more serious, bringing some New York Giants' teammates to criticize the hit.
NJ.com reported that the diagnosis is a sprained ankle that could be much worse for the former LSU star and NFL Pro Bowler. He was hit low after catching a pass by Cleveland' Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the Giants' 10-6 loss.
pic.twitter.com/CTqD7rAf2M-- LOOPSOOP (@vineydelnegro) August 22, 2017
Beckham left the game favoring his left leg but is confident the injury isn't serious. He has further tests scheduled including an MRI on Tuesday, NJ.com reported.
"It was pretty scary," Beckham said. "I just wanted to make sure everything was all right, everything is good, shake it off and play football."
Beckham said he knew right after the hit he was OK.
"Pretty quick. Pretty quick," he said. "You just know. You know your body."
The hit was judged to be technically legal according to NFL rules, but the question of whther or not it was dirty, especially for a pre-season game, remains.
"You have all the opportunity in the world to make a play on the ball like that, he had about 30 seconds with the ball in the air," Collins said afterward. "He could have made a play on the ball, he could have hit him high - he chose a different route. I can't respect him."
I'm hot bruh " the comments i see...bruh it's is crazy" a lot of hate on a man that loves what he do-- Landon Collins (@TheHumble_21) August 22, 2017
Dude couldn't be next to me after that.. period....-- Landon Collins (@TheHumble_21) August 22, 2017
Agreed. It's just certain stuff u don't do in the preseason. Let someone have done it to him watch how upset he would've been. https://t.co/rbEwq0FxoL-- Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) August 22, 2017
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