Odell Beckham suffered hamstring injury doing Victor Cruz dance? (Video)
The New York Giants came from behind to beat the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night, but it may have come with a steep cost if Odell Beckham Jr. is going to miss any time with a hamstring injury.
Beckham, who battled hamstring trouble throughout the preseason, tweaked his hamstring after catching a 17-yard touchdown pass to put the Giants up 20-13 in the third quarter. Was the injury a result of Beckham’s end zone dance, which featured a tribute to Victor Cruz?
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Beckham was seen limping after the dance, but he insisted after the game that he felt a “pull” on his hamstring several plays before that and that he is going to be fine.
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If Beckham truly did feel a tug at his hamstring prior to the touchdown, he probably should have been a little less aggressive with the dance. He exited for a short period but came back into the game in the fourth quarter, though we didn’t see any of these acrobatics from the former LSU star.
Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle also left the game with a hamstring injury, so Eli Manning could be dealing with a patchwork receiving corps in Week 6.