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Beckham okay after giving Giants a scare

The Giants medical staff gathers around receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in camp. It turned out he was okay after getting spiked.

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The Giants medical staff gathers around receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in camp. It turned out he was okay after getting spiked.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For a couple of minutes, it seemed the injury bug had gotten the Giants again.

Three days into training camp, leading receiver and offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. sat in the end zone surrounded by team doctors and trainers. All eyes and hands were focused on his left ankle and foot that had been stepped on by cornerback Janoris Jenkins on a pass play.

It was hold your breath time for Giants fans, who have seen their team miss the playoffs the past four seasons — and for Beckham, who limped off after being spiked. Beckham had a couple of cuts on his foot but seemingly nothing more. His injury did not require stitches. His foot was taped before he left the locker room to talk to reporters.

"I don't think in the moment, at that exact time, I can understand what is going on all around me," Beckham said. "You are checking internally. 'Am I okay? Okay. Is it that hurt? All right.' I'm making sure everything is good."

Jordan surgery: Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan is now missing practice for two reasons. Jordan is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after minor knee surgery and was placed on the active non-football injury list. Jordan received conditional reinstatement from the league Friday after a 15-month suspension for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy but had not been cleared to practice. Coach Adam Gase said the injury was "news to us."

Cardinals: When asked if his 13th NFL training camp would be his last, All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said, "I have no idea. I don't even know what I'm having for dinner tonight." Fitzgerald, who turns 33 on Aug. 31, is in the final season of a two-year, $22 million deal.

Texans: After missing the first day of camp, receiver DeAndre Hopkins ended his holdout after the team's first practice. Hopkins was fined $40,000, but after his return he will be able to cash in on a $445,004 roster bonus Wednesday.

Beckham okay after giving Giants a scare 07/31/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:43pm]
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