Odell Beckham Jr. practices for second straight day, still limited
Odell Beckham Jr. on Friday practiced for the second consecutive day but remained limited, according to New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo.
Beckham is recovering from a sprained ankle suffered during the Giants’ second preseason game on Aug. 21 and his rehab has proceeded slowly.
“He responded well to treatment,” McAdoo said of Beckham, via NJ.com. “He responded well to his work yesterday. Got a little bit more today, but he’s still limited.”
Beckham reportedly played three snaps during a team drill, catching two passes from Eli Manning before standing off to the side during individual drills to work with a trainer.
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Beckham sat out of the Giants’ 19-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night, and his absence was arguably palpable. The offense struggled to get anything going, as evidenced by the ability to only eke out a single field goal.
The 24-year-old wideout was only spotted jogging for the first time last week and it’s still unclear if he’ll be healthy enough to play in Monday’s showdown with the Detroit Lions despite making limited appearances in practice Thursday and Friday.
Beckham expressed cautious optimism after Thursday’s practice.
“Probably the best I’ve felt yet,” Beckham said. “I felt good. It felt good to just be back out there. I got [to do] individuals. I was running routes. I was feeling pretty good. We’re taking major strides in the right direction.”
But Beckham also made a troubling comment Thursday as well, saying his high ankle sprain could be a “six to eight week thing” before he’s fully healthy.