The New York Giants not only suffered their fifth loss of the season, a 27-22 affair to the Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium, they also were rocked by injuries,particularly on the offensive side of the ball.
Here’s the latest on the injured players and their statuses.
Receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham, who was already dealing with a high left ankle sprain that began in Week 2 of the preseason, suffered a broken left ankle late in the fourth quarter when he caught a pass and had his foot twisted underneath him.
Here’s the Odell Beckham Jr. injury. It’s bad. Really bad. pic.twitter.com/TLChjKpFOG
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 8, 2017
Beckham, who appeared to be in significant pain, was carted off the field. Beckham is scheduled to undergo surgery at some point this week.
Beckham’s teammates were obviously stunned as they learned about the likelihood of facing life without their electric teammate.
“It’s a tough feeling. We’re obviously as professionals trained to kind of take whatever’s throw at you. I think we do a good job of that at time,” said punter Brad Wing, who is Beckham’s closest friend on the team.
“But having 13 being the player he is and with kind of how these last few weeks have been battling little injuries here and there and then to see him leave the game like that I wouldn’t say it takes the life out of us, but it’s something that everybody on the sideline was aware of, I can promise you that.”
Receiver Dwayne Harris
Harris, the team’s punt and kickoff returner, suffered a broken foot on a second-half punt return. Harris will have surgery tomorrow to repair fracture of fifth metatarsal. His season is also done.
Receiver Sterling Shepard
Shepard sprained his ankle in the second quarter. At one point it looked like he was going to come back into t e game after being tended to on the sideline, but the team ultimately decided to hold him out of action. The Giants say Shepard is day-to-day.
Linebacker Jonathan Casillas
Casillas suffered a burner and is considered day-to-day by the team. He was replaced by Keenan Robinson.
Offensive Lineman John Jerry
Jerry, who showed up on the injury report Friday with a strained hamstring, came out of the game after a couple of series.
“John’s been hobbled a little bit,” McAdoo said. “I thought D.J. played fairly well last week. I wanted to give him a chance in the run game.”
The team didn’t issue an update on Jerry, who was replaced by D.J. Fluker int he lineup.
Safety Landon Collins
Collins suffered a sprained ankle in the loss to the Chargers. The team says he will be day-to-day.
The Giants are expected to promote Travis Rudolph from their practice squad. They will also reportedly sign receiver Tavarres King to the 53-man roster and will add Darius Powe to their practice squad.