Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Associated Press

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Ryan Callahan encouraged by his return


    Captain Steven Stamkos wasn't the only key Lightning player to make a triumphant return Friday night against Nashville.

  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb hates to hear how he "battled through" or "grinded out" a start rather than just dominated, but that's kind of what he did Friday, allowing nine hits and a walk and being charged with two wild pitches but only three runs in earning his 12th win.

  3. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  4. Rays journal: Alex Cobb may have pitched last game in Rays uniform (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — RHP Alex Cobb pitched well enough to lead the Rays to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Friday.

    Wilson Ramos gives thanks after hitting a grand slam during the second inning, putting the Rays up 4-0.
  5. Ww's Odessabeach makes run at Husker Magic stakes final


    ST. PETERSBURG — When Hurricane Irma blew through Florida earlier this month, Ww's Odessabeach remained in her comfort zone.