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Beckham stretches, does not practice, uncertain for Sunday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. is itching to enjoy in the New York Giants’ period opener versus Dallas and just as unsure no matter if his wounded still left ankle will enable him to experience the rival Cowboys.

Although the star receiver was back again on the field stretching with his teammates for the to start with time considering that currently being damage a lot more than two weeks back, the 24-12 months-old offensive catalyst was not capable to practice Wednesday. He spent most of the time on the sideline functioning with trainers.

Mentor Ben McAdoo said that Beckham requires to be cleared by health-related staff before he can enjoy. He still left open the alternative that the team’s top receiver the earlier three seasons does not need to have to practice to enjoy, delivered he gets the clearance.

Beckham, who rode a stationary bike Monday at practice, didn’t surface to favor his ankle either for the duration of the calisthenics or when he jogged to stretch his legs in the warmup.

Beckham described his standing as day to day, which is what McAdoo has said for weeks. He refused to say no matter if he has been dealing with a high ankle sprain, which generally normally takes a lot more time to recover than a minimal ankle sprain.

“I sense improved than I did yesterday and improved than I did the day before,” Beckham said. “It’s progress.”

Teammates said it was good to see No. 13 on the field.

“Anytime 13 is out there, it’s good,” cornerback Eli Apple said.

Security Landon Collins has found Beckham smiling a little a lot more lately, but that is no assure he will enjoy.

“That’s our sport changer,” Collins said. “He does fantastic matters, excellent matters. You get the ball in his arms and he can go for 60. It is major. It will definitely sense a little unique if he is not on the field.’

Beckham, who had 101 catches and 10 touchdowns very last period, refused to rely himself out of the nationally televised sport, expressing his coronary heart is telling him to enjoy.

“I’m just itching, itching,” he said. “This is what you enjoy to do. Nobody at any time needs to have that taken away from them, specifically with the volume of operate we have been placing in, the chemistry.

“We were being just rolling. We were being in a good position, but that is life. You get setbacks and it’s how you come back again from that and deal with adversity.”

Beckham, who did not go to the Giants’ offseason workout, was possessing an fantastic schooling camp. It appeared each and every practice when the cheers went up from the enthusiasts in attendance it was Beckham generating a enjoy.

Beckham was damage on Aug. 21 in a preseason sport versus Cleveland when he was strike close to the knee by defensive back again Briean Boddy-Calhoun soon after catching a pass. The effect flipped Beckham onto his side and his head bounced off the turf.

The strike was scary and numerous wondered about the severity of the personal injury soon after Beckham ripped off his helmet although on the ground.

Beckham inevitably walked off the field, but he said he realized how badly he was damage and what the personal injury was.

He stood on the sideline in the next half, but added the soreness obtained even worse the next two days.

Beckham said the strike was just aspect of the sport, but he said he would have favored to have been strike increased. Even so, he also said high hits risk fines and suspensions.

“I just cannot actually fault what took place,” Beckham said. “It is what it is. It is life. You get it on the chin and retain moving.”

Beckham has not had his ankles tapes considering that high faculty and he said he would not enjoy if he had to tape them.

He also was not nervous about missing practice, expressing all he was missing was some reps with quarterback Eli Manning.

“I have been throwing with Eli considering that I was a sophomore in high faculty,” Beckham said. “It’s been two weeks. Very little is likely to change. Yeah, I want I could be training. I want we could have routes on air, but it is what it is at this point. You just retain likely with it. When they clear, you can go.”

NOTES: G Justin Pugh said the homeless person who was stealing offers off his porch in Hoboken in new weeks was arrested by Hudson County law enforcement. He said the person obtained $40 for fits worth $2,200. … LB Keenan Robinson (concussion) also did not practice. Everybody on the roster practiced.

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Updated: September 7, 2017 — 12:08 pm

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