Odell Beckham Jr. took the NFL by storm during his rookie season in 2014. The LSU graduate was a revelation for the New York Giants, with the talented wideout catching 91 balls for 1,305 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in only 12 NFL games.
Beckham has the potential to be an NFL superstar over the next decade if he continues showing the skills he did in his rookie year. However, the wideout will be a targeted man next season, with defenses across the NFL set to pay closer attention to Beckham after an offseason of analyzing his strengths and weaknesses.
The Giants star says the fact that defenses will be focusing more on him next season will not stop him from continuing to show his excellence in his second season. It seems that the only thing that will limit Beckham in his career is injury, and Giants fans were given a worrying update on Monday relating to Beckham's health.
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There are plenty of players that go through the OTA period picking up little knocks but Beckham is not one of those stars that are under the radar. Every issue, even the most minor, will be heavily reported on - as this injury update will be.
On Monday, it was revealed that the star wideout was limited in a Giants' OTA session with a sore hamstring. The reason why this update is worrying is because it was a hamstring issue that kept Beckham limited throughout preseason in 2014 and cost him four games at the start of the last regular season campaign.
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"Before Beckham took the league by storm as a rookie in 2014, he was an infrequent participant in Giants practices because of a hamstring injury that he suffered in the offseason and lingered long enough to keep him out of four regular season games. Beckham said after the year that he played through a pair of hamstring tears," ProFootbalTalk reported on Monday.
"Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Beckham was held out on Monday because of a sore hamstring, but added that the problem was not the same one that caused Beckham to miss so much time last year.
"That should turn out to be good news for the Giants, although you wouldn’t blame anyone who will wait until he’s back on the field to stow away all of their concern."
Giants fans will be hoping that these hamstring issues don't affect Beckham in the long-term, but all we can do is wait and see.