All summer, players talk about how they can’t wait to start hitting guys in other colored jerseys.
Well, as the old saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.”
The New York Giants took a bit of a beating in their 10-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Let’s run down each injury that took place in the game.
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
The entire Giants nation held its collective breath when Beckham, the team’s star receiver, took a vicious hit to the outside of his knee by Browns defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun. Beckham landed awkwardly and appeared to limp off.
Then he headed to the locker room, a towel over his head, where once inside, he curled up ust outside the visiting team’s locker room until a staffer came to get him. Beckham was evaluated for a concussion and underwent X-rays on his ankle.
The initial report was he didn’t have a concussion and his ankle x-rays were negative. However, Beckham is to have additional tests when the team returns from Cleveland, tests to likely make sure that no ligaments were damaged.
Odell jogging in after 10-6 loss. pic.twitter.com/oadjWonwy1
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 22, 2017
Beckham, who jogged in from the field to the locker room after the game, said on the team’s postgame radio program that “Everything’s good,” he told WFAN radio. “Shake it off, go play football.”
WR Brandon Marshall
The Giants tall receiving threat suffered a shoulder injury at some point in the game, though it wasn’t clear when. Afterwards, Marshall told reporters that he was “sore.”
He’ll likely undergo a battery of tests as well when the team returns to New York and might be held out of practice when the team gets back to work Wednesday.
Marshall, by the way, offered what could be construed as a positive sign that he’s okay.
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshall) August 22, 2017
WR Tavarres King
King is believed to have re-aggravated the ankle that kept him out of practice for over a week. King had been having a strong summer en route to a roster spot. It’s unclear how long he’ll have to miss this time.
CB Michael Hunter
Hunter, who seemed on his way to locking up the fourth cornerback spot, suffered a concussion in the game. With another game coming up in less than a week, he’d probably be a long shot to practice or play against the Jets.
LB Calvin Munson
The undrafted rookie free agent has quietly been making a case for a roster spot. That case appeared to be put on hold when he suffered what looked like a leg injury in the second half, but Munson wasn’t about to let his big opportunity pass.
After being checked out by a trainer, he was back on the field looking no worse for the wear. Munson finished with four tackles, third on the team.