New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a big impact as the team’s No. 3 wide receiver in a more pass-happy attack led by offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, as OBJ was selected in the top half of the first round and was touted as the second or third-best wide receiver in a stacked draft class at the position. Beckham’s NFL career hasn’t gone to a smooth start, though, because he strained his hamstring during offseason workouts in the spring and aggravated the injury in training camp. Concerned, the Giants took their touted rookie in for an MRI and put a hold on his workouts to avoid the risk of further injury.
NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr report that Beckham Jr.’s MRI turned up negative, so we can breathe a sigh of relief that the former LSU Tigers standout did not tear anything in his first training camp. He’s expected to miss “at least” another week while he recovers from this strain.
Although a hamstring strain is technically a minor injury in the grand scheme of things, it must be managed carefully, as these injuries are easy to aggravate. It’s unfortunate that Beckham won’t be able to soak up as much time in the offense in his first season, but his health is honestly more important for the time being. He’s an exceptionally gifted player who can impact an offense in a variety of ways, so hopefully he can get healthy and on the field soon.