Odell Beckham Jr. will not be 100 percent healthy on Monday night. That much is clear. But how close to perfect health does Beckham have to be to play on Monday against the Lions?
“That’s tough to say,” Ben McAdoo said on Saturday. “The biggest thing is you don’t want to put a player out there that is going to do any harm to himself or injure himself any more than he is. It is an injury. It’s a tough injury. He’s fighting through it and doing everything he can to get back, but we’re going to be smart with him.”
Beckham’s presence on the field with the team — even in a limited role — would undoubtedly give the Giants an emotional spark beyond the schematic one he could provide. McAdoo, though, said he does not take that into account.
“We’re going to do what’s best for the player,” he said.
Beckham is once again listed as questionable for the game on the final injury report, though all indications are he is less questionable than he was for the opener. He was limited in two practices this week and although the Giants did not practice on Saturday they projected that he would have been limited again.
“We’ll see how it goes,”…
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