The ‘Giant’ saga involving New York first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. turned another chapter on Tuesday as the wide receiver left East Rutherford for a doctor’s appointment. Beckham injured his hamstring during the Giants’ first training camp practice and has been sidelined every since.
Beckham and Grimble are at the "doctor" getting tests done. #Giants
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“(Beckham and tight end Xavier Grimble) were in treatment and went over to the doctor,” Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin said after practice on Monday. (Grimble is also dealing with a hamstring issue).
While Coughlin didn’t confirm it entirely, the point of Beckham’s trip to the doctor could potentially be to have an MRI taken on the rookie’s injured hamstring. The additional testing could provide further information as to just how long Beckham might be out of practice.
Beckham initially injured his hamstring in the Giants’ voluntary organized team activities and missed the majority of the team’s mandatory mini-camp. Not having the explosive rookie on the field has frustrated Coughlin to say the least.
When asked on Sunday if he was a little disappointed, Coughlin answered bluntly.
“It’s more than that,” Coughlin said. “We’re trying to put a team together. We saw too much of that in the spring. It’d be nice to get him back practicing.”
The last two practices, Beckham had been catching balls from the team’s jug machine and fielding punts. While he never moved much from where he caught the ball, Coughlin said he had been looking “good.”
Beckham Jr. is scheduled to speak to the media on Tuesday. Stay tuned to BigBlueInteractive.com for live updates.