Report reveals when Odell Beckham Jr. could return to action
Though he is now a Super Bowl champion, Odell Beckham Jr. is also now facing a lengthy rehab after his second left ACL tear. That much is reflected in the expectations for his potential return.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Thursday that the Los Angeles Rams receiver is expected to “ready and able to play” by the beginning of November. Rapoport adds that ACL tears in the NFL generally take six-to-nine months, which would put Beckham on the later end of the spectrum.
Beckham suffered the injury during the Super Bowl on Feb. 13. The 2022 season begins in early September, which means that an early November return would keep the three-time Pro Bowler sidelined through roughly Week 9. Complicating matters is that Beckham is also a free agent this offseason, though the Rams seem to want him back.
When he first tore his ACL with Cleveland in Oct. 2020, Beckham missed the final ten weeks of the year and returned in Week 3 of the 2021 season, roughly 11 months later. Therefore, the lengthy rehab estimates this time around make sense, especially since it is a repeat injury to the same knee.
Photo: Jan 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) reacts before a NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports