New York Giants Big Blue Bylines 10/9/17: Surgery For Odell Beckham Jr., Reinforcements On The Way
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants celebrates a touchdown with teammates Evan Engram #88 and Bobby Hart #68 during their game at MetLife Stadium against Los Angeles Chargers on October 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The New York Giants took a beating on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Now we’re learning just how costly that beating was.

While a number of New York Giants went down with an injury Sunday, none was more gruesome—and season-altering—than the ankle injury suffered by star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The news, as many expected, isn’t good.

Don’t expect to see OBJ back on the field for the Giants in 2017—and we can only hope that this injury won’t rob him of the explosiveness that made him such a dynamic, exciting player. Head coach Ben McAdoo said as much earlier Monday.

Fellow wide receiver Dwayne Harris, who also served as the team’s primary punt-and-kick returner, is also going under the knife and figures to miss the rest of the season.

As for the two other receivers who went down—Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard—the prognosis doesn’t appear to be as grim. At least not yet.

Of course, the Giants didn’t just suffer injuries on offense. The defense took some hits as well, with linebacker Jonathan Casillas and safety Landon Collins both needed extra attention from the team’s medical staff.

Reinforcements Are On The Way

With OBJ and Harris likely out for the year, the Giants are going to have to make a number of roster moves to ensure that they’ve got enough weapons for quarterback Eli Manning to throw to.

ESPN’s Jordan Raanan was the first to report that the Giants are expected to re-sign a familiar face:

King, 27, dressed for seven regular season games last year, catching two passes for 50 yards. His bigger contribution came in the team’s Wild Card Game loss to the Green Bay Packers, where he caught three passes for 71 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown.

But King isn’t going to be the only addition to the roster. Raanan reports that preseason sensation Travis Rudolph will be promoted from the practice squad. As ESNY’s Jason Leach wrote back in August, Randolph deserved to make the team out of camp.

Finally, the team is bringing back yet another familiar face, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano:

Powe, 23, spent last season on the Giants practice squad and was impressive in camp before suffering a hamstring injury that ultimately led to an injury settlement and his release.

Other Giants News, Stories

  • ESPN’s David Purdum reports that, after all the injuries, the Giants now have the same longshot odds as the New York Jets to win the Super Bowl.
  • ESNY’s Robbie Stratakos says that the Giants no longer have a choice—they have to split rookie tight end Evan Engram out wide.
I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.