Every New York Giants fan held their breath on Monday when they read that Odell Beckham Jr. was out at practice because of a hamstring injury.
Before putting together a season worthy of the Rookie of the Year honor, Beckham missed all of training camp and the first four games of the 2014 season with a hamstring injury. According to Beckham, we won’t have to worry about this injury having the same lingering consequences.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin downplayed the meaning behind Beckham’s absence, as well.
"Odell is sore," coach Tom Coughlin said, per True Jersey. "Precautionary."
Still, hamstring injuries are tricky. Last June’s hamstring injury started as a "tweak" that was only supposed to keep Beckham out for a week or two. It ended up dragging all the way into October.
The Giants will take it easy with Beckham, as there is no reason to rush him back in early June. His absence will allow wide receivers like Corey Washington, Marcus Harris and Dwayne Harris extended opportunities with Eli Manning and the first team offense.