After two early season fourth-quarter collapses, the New York Giants were on the winning side of late drama last weekend when they rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers at the death.
Unfortunately, the celebrations for a win that moved the Big Blue onto a winning record for the first time in 2015 were tinged with some trepidation after star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered what looked like a fresh hamstring scare in the final quarter.
And, although OBJ came back into the game for the Giants' game-winning drive, it looks like the injury is causing issues for the in-form receiver as he and the team prepare for a crucial divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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As confirmed by Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, via Pro Football Talk, Beckham was held out of the franchise's Thursday practice due to the hamstring injury.
Coughlin didn't sound too optimistic when discussing the likelihood of getting the former LSU standout onto the practice field before Monday's game either, telling reporters "we'll see, he's day-to-day, but today he can't go."
Today's development will do little to quell the fears of Giants fans who will be desperate to have their star man on the field when they travel to Philly.
With the game taking place on Monday night, it does give Beckham a little extra time to get his body right, but things certainly haven't started out on a positive note ahead of the week six clash.
Beckham has been in excellent form through the first five weeks of the 2015 season, racking up 428 yards and three touchdowns whilst dominating the attention of Eli Manning.
Being forced to play without him would be a big blow, especially considering fellow receiver Reuben Randle is dealing with his own hamstring issue.
With the second-year receiver having struggled with hamstring trouble early in his rookie campaign, as well as the recent preseason, New York are perhaps just being extra cautious with their prized asset.
Giants fans will certainly be hoping that is the case as they count down to Monday night.
Giants fans: Can your team win without OBJ? And can you win the NFC East? Have your say in the comments below...
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