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New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. needs surgery after suffering a gruesome ankle injury Sunday.
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left Sunday afternoon’s showdown of imperfection, carted off the field after he suffered a brutal ankle injury in the late stages of the winless Giants’ tilt against the likewise victory-free Chargers.
It was the latest, and perhaps final, injury blow this season for Beckham, who was visibly in tears when the medical cart escorted him off the field. Before leaving the game, Beckham had 5 receptions for 97 yards, and a 48-yard score that gave the Giants the lead in the early stages of the fourth quarter.
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported that Beckham will need surgery on his ankle, leaving his status for the rest of the season in serious doubt.
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— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 8, 2017
Beckham’s season has been marred by injuries, dating back to the Giants’ August preseason game against Cleveland, where Beckham suffered an ankle injury thanks to a low hit by Browns defender Briean Boddy-Calhoun. The injury kept him out of the Giants’ season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Beckham would later describe the ankle injury as a “six-to-eight week” type of recovery, but he returned four weeks after suffering the injury in the Giants’ home opener against Detroit. Beckham suffered another injury last week against Tampa Bay, dislocating a finger. He later left the game when he re-aggravated his ankle injury in the fourth quarter.
Beckham’s injury was part of a brutal day for the Giants’ receiving corps. Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall likewise left the game with ankle injuries, the latter also moved on the medical cart. Dwayne Harris, who had a productive special teams day, also left the game with a fractured foot.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490.