The New York Giants just haven’t had the season they had originally hoped for. After starting the season with four straight losses, one might ask themselves just how much worse can things become.
Sunday afternoon answered that very question. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. injured his ankle in what appeared to be a gruesome and severe injury. Beckham was going over the middle to catch a pass from Eli Manning when the quarterback overthrew the ball and Beckham was forced to go up in the air to catch it. As he landed, his foot was twisted underneath his leg.
Here's the Odell Beckham Jr. injury. It's bad. Really bad. pic.twitter.com/TLChjKpFOG
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 8, 2017
The team confirmed that Beckham did, in fact, fracture his ankle while not directly confirming the report from ESPN’s Jordan Raanan that he was almost immediately “headed for surgery” after the injury.
Injury Update: wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has a fractured ankle.
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 8, 2017
Surgery normally means these types of injuries are either out of place or the ankle is unstable. The Giants are likely looking at being without their star wideout for at least a month. It takes at least six weeks for the broken bones to heal. It may take longer for the involved ligaments and tendons to heal.
Also on the injury front for New York Sunday, both Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard were ruled out earlier in the game with ankle injuries. Then Dwayne Harris suffered an injury and was ruled out as well. It appears Harris also has a fracture in his foot.
The string of injuries means that the only currently healthy wide receiver on the roster is Roger Lewis. The Giants will need to pull of some big moves if they hope to get their season back on track.