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Odell Beckham Jr. seen jogging for first time since injury (vids)

The New York Giants witnessed an encouraging sight Wednesday morning when Odell Beckham Jr. joined the team on the practice field, although he did not fully participate in practice. Although it did mark the first time Beckham has been spotted running since suffering an ankle injury during a preseason game.

Even more encouraging is how the wide receiver looked “good” per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and documented in a video from the ESPN reporter’s colleague Dianna Russini.

Additional footage from the practice showed Beckham doing some light jogging while joining teammates during stretching exercises. It marks the first time the wide receiver has been spotted doing any sort of running in weeks. Again, as noted, the ankle did not appear to be braced or taped in any fashion.

Big Blue View notes in its reporting that Beckham,¬†originally injured his ankle in the Giants’ second preseason game on Aug. 21, later worked individually on the side during the portion of practice the media was allowed to observe.

The Giants obviously have to be encouraged by Beckham’s progress but his status for Week 1 remains in question. And given the Giants open up with a Sunday night showdown with the division-rival Dallas Cowboys — with Ezekiel Elliott being allowed to play — Beckham’s return to health in time would of course be a welcome development heading into such a critical early-season game.