Despite New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin stating that Odell Beckham Jr. was fine after leaving practice on Monday with what looked like to be a tweak of his hamstring, the team is not taking any chances in re-aggravating the injury.
Coughlin announced after Tuesday's practice that while Beckham did not suffer any setbacks with the hamstring, he is being ruled out for their next preseason game on Saturday night against the New York Jets with what is being called hamstring soreness.
TC says no setback for Beckham, but he will NOT play Friday vs. Jets.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 19, 2014
Beckham did not practice on Tuesday and spent most of the time either on a stationary bike, with the training staff, or just on the sidelines watching without his pads on. Beckham was initially out for almost three weeks after originally injuring the hamstring early on in training camp and missed the team's first three games of the preseason against the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. Now, he'll miss a fourth one against the Jets.
Beckham is the team's first round pick from the 2014 NFL Draft and was supposed to be the replacement for the departed Hakeem Nicks as far as being a potential play-making receiver, but thus far, the Giants haven't been able to unveil their latest weapon in the offense; an offense that has had its struggles and looked bad in their last game against the Colts.
It's not clear if Beckham will be able to go for the Giants in their preseason finale against the New England Patriots, which will be a home game at MetLife Stadium just six days after the Giants and Jets battle in the annual preseason "MetLife Bowl."
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