New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said that his injured hamstring is "as close as it's going to get" to being 100 percent and that it will likely be a problem all season, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Beckham has not played this season because of the hamstring injury. After missing a minicamp in the offseason due to the injury, Beckham re-injured his hamstring on the first day of training camp and did not participate fully in the team's practices for most of the preseason.
The rookie, whom the Giants selected with the No. 12 pick in this year's NFL draft, said he expects to fully participate in practice Wednesday and is hoping to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Vacchiano also reported that Beckham has been having one-on-one meetings with quarterback Eli Manning in preparation for the receiver's debut.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said last week the team is trying to be "as patient as we can" with Beckham's injury.
In Beckham's absence, Victor Cruz leads the team in receiving yards with 299, while tight end Larry Donnell leads in receptions with 25.
In his final season at LSU, Beckham caught 57 passes for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. He's currently listed third string at one of the wide receiver positions on New York's official depth chart.
The Giants are 2-2 this season after defeating the Washington Redskins 45-14 last Thursday.
- Ben Estes