For the first time since the regular season started, Odell Beckham Jr. practiced for the New York Giants. According to the team’s official injury report, Beckham was limited in practice, but this was still a big step for him after injuring his ankle during the Giants’ second preseason game.
However, Beckham spoke with the media on Thursday and let loose an interesting bit of information:
Odell Beckham just said he was told he'd need 6-8 weeks to recover from his sprained ankle.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 14, 2017
Beckham injured his ankle in a game on August 21 against the Cleveland Browns. That means it has only been three and a half weeks since the injury and it will be exactly four on Monday night, when they face the Detroit Lions.
Beckham later clarified his comments with Taylor Rooks of SportsNet New York:
I spoke to Odell Beckham to clarify 6-8 week comment: "Could be as little as 4 or as much as 12. depends on person & how quickly they heal"— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) September 14, 2017
So if Beckham plays on Monday, it will be at the very minimum of the original timetable given to him.
On the Detroit Lions side of the injury report, all 53 players were in attendance and practicing during the media portion. However, Golden Tate was limited, even though he insisted his finger is not broken and was not wearing a splint in the locker room.
Additionally, Ezekiel Ansah remains on the injury report, limited by the knee injury that had him on the PUP list all preseason.
Lions Thursday injury report:
WR Golden Tate (finger) — Limited practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) — Limited practice
Giants Thursday injury report:
G Bobby Hart (ankle) — Did not practice
LB Keenan Robinson (concussion) — Did not practice
WR Odell Beckham Jr (ankle) — Limited practice
DT Jay Bromley (knee) — Full practice
CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle/hand) — Full practice
WR Tavarres King (ankle) — Full practice