New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been ruled out for the second straight week with a quad injury.
Looks like the New York Giants won’t be getting their leading receiver back this week.
On Friday, per a report from ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Odell Beckham Jr. has been ruled out against the Titans this Sunday. It will be Beckham’s second straight missed game, as he’s been dealing with a quadriceps injury the past few weeks.
Beckham initially sustained the injury towards the end of the Giants’ Week 12 loss against the Eagles. After missing last week’s game against the Redskins, Beckham didn’t practice Thursday or Friday of this week.
“He just can’t go,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said to the media this week. “No setbacks. He just can’t go.”
With no Beckham, Giants quarterback Eli Manning will now have to spread the field and get more offensive weapons involved. His top target this week will be receiver Sterling Shepard, as receivers Russell Shepard, Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler will also get some looks just as they did last Sunday.
Speaking on the injury to the media this week, Beckham seemed encouraged to get back out on the playing field.
“Whenever it’s better, I’ll definitely be out there,” the fifth-year man out of LSU mentioned. “I don’t even like missing practice. So whenever I can run, I’ll be running.”
This Sunday’s game against the Titans is a must win for Big Blue. They’re not mathematically eliminated from the NFL Playoffs just yet, and winning out the rest of the regular season is a priority to even have a chance at postseason contention.
Yes, not having Beckham is a huge disadvantage for this Giants offense. However, with the way they’re playing along with the additional weapons they have, the game this Sunday is still very winnable. We all saw what happened in the 40-16 win against Washington last week.
For the most part, it didn’t seem like they missed a step without their leading receiver.