Odell Beckham Jr. leaves after ankle sprain
According to USA Today, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left Monday night's game against the Cleveland Browns after taking a hit to the leg.
The Giants said Beckham suffered a sprained ankle, and he was held out for the rest of the game. He was also evaluated for a concussion and cleared, and X-rays came back negative.
Beckham said after the game that he would follow the guidance of the coaching and training staffs, but added he was optimistic about his ability to return.
"(Relieved) is a great word," Beckham said.
Beckham hauled in an 18-yard pass from Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the second quarter when Browns defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun went low and collided with the wide receiver's left leg.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he did not take issue with the hit.
"It's football," McAdoo said. "You can't hit a guy, you can't hit a guy low. ... It's a tough play for a defensive back."
Beckham walked to the locker room under his own power. He was later seen walking on the sideline without a limp.
Beckham had three catches for 37 yards before his departure. He has had at least 90 catches and 1,300 yards in each of his three seasons in the NFL.
Fellow wide receiver Brandon Marshall also went to the locker room and underwent X-rays on his shoulder. McAdoo did not have an update on Marshall's status after the game.
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