Giants confirm Odell's season is over.
The New York Giants have just confirmed what everyone had been expecting - Odell Beckham Jr.'s season is over. Beckham suffered a fractured ankle with four minutes remaining in yesterday's 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and will undergo season-ending surgery later this week.
The 24-year old Pro Bowl receiver fractured his left ankle, which is the same one that he had injured during the preseason.
Odell Beckham Jr. will have surgery this week to repair fracture to his ankle. Nothing is scheduled at this time.— New York Giants (@Giants) October 9, 2017
Breaking: Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a fractured ankle. pic.twitter.com/j30H2Havk5— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2017
Odell wasn't the only Giants wide receiver injured in yesterday's loss, which dropped the team to 0-5 on the season. Brandon Marshall was also carted off the field with an ankle injury in the second quarter, not long after Sterling Shephard limped off the with an ankle injury as well. Neither player returned in the second half.
Additionally, Dwayne Harris, who also serves as the Giants' Kick/Punt returner left on a cart early in the third quarter with a fractured foot and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
New York will travel to Denver in Week 6 for a Sunday night matchup against the Broncos.
Check out some of the reactions around the National Football League regarding Odell's injury, including some tweets from a couple of opportunistic retired wide receivers.
My prayers are with you @OBJ_3 I know you're going to comeback stronger than ever— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 8, 2017
Hey @Giants let me know if you need an interim wide receiver!— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 8, 2017
@Giants Hey big head— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) October 8, 2017
Coach McAdoo: I spoke to Odell after the game. It's a sad situation. It's fair to say his season is over.— New York Giants (@Giants) October 9, 2017
Odell gonna have a severe fear of boats for the rest of his life.— Mike Hinson (@HinsonMike) October 9, 2017
Nightmare situation for Odell Beckham. Giants pick up fifth-year option ($8.45M) in 2018, he doesn't hold out, then fractures ankle. Brutal.— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) October 9, 2017
Odell Beckham injury creates potential contractual mess for player, team in 2018 https://t.co/heqW5d8DjH— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 9, 2017
On the same day, the NFL lost its most buzz worthy star (Odell Beckham Jr.) and its currently most beloved star (JJ Watt).— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 9, 2017
In Beckham, Nike loses its highest paid football endorser. Paying him $5M a year. Planned on featuring him in new custom cleat every week. pic.twitter.com/YB8RAJk6ON— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 9, 2017