Giants’ ‘OBJ’ to undergo surgery; season over

The New York Giants announced on Monday that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will undergo season-ending surgery on his fractured ankle.

Beckham was injured during Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the San Diego Chargers that dropped the Giants to 0-5. The surgery date has yet to be scheduled.

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left Sunday’s game on a cart after suffering a fractured ankle. (Richard Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants’ receiving corps was hit hard by injuries on Sunday, with Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard suffering less significant ankle injuries, while Dwayne Harris suffered a broken foot that will require surgery.

Roger Lewis finished Sunday’s game as the Giants’ only healthy receiver left.

The Giants signed Travis Rudolph off their practice squad on Monday to fill Beckham’s roster spot, and also re-signed Tavarres King.

Rudolph starred at Florida State, and led the Giants with nine receptions for 157 yards during the preseason. He could also serve as a kick and/or punt returner – roles that Harris served before his injury.

King played in seven games for the Giants last season, catching two passes for 50 yards, but he did not make the team this season after struggling with injuries during training camp.

Another receiver, Darius Powe, will be signed to the practice squad, according to the New York Post. Powe was waived/injured near the end of training camp after spending time on the practice squad last season.



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