And that, apparently, is reason for the Giants to worry, with a sources telling ESPN's Jordan Raanan and Dan Grazaiano that Beckham could miss New York's season opener against the Cowboys on September 10.
The Giants' big-name, big-play wide receivers are both considered day to day, which is fine because they have 18 of those days until they face the Cowboys in the regular-season opener.
Once tests shows that Beckham only suffered an ankle sprain, the receiver was rather relieved.
When the game ended, Beckham, who spent the second half on the sideline in street clothes, jogged to the locker room.
"Odell has an ankle and we'll see how he responds to treatment", McAdoo said. "I am pretty concerned, but I think I will be all right".
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But McAdoo would not rule out their participation in either of the two remaining exhibition games.
Mainly - doesn't Beckham have two ankles??
Added Collins: "The play wasn't a penalty, but it's something everyone knows. you don't do".
Giants safety Landon Collins was critical of Boddy-Calhoun's hit, saying, "I can not have a teammate next to me playing that way".
The severity of an ankle sprain comes into clearer focus when we see what the injured person is like a day or two after the injury. I'd like to see him complete the shallow cross to (wide receiver) Sterling Shepard in the red zone.
If he continues his upward trajectory this upcoming season, it could force the Giants' hand to ink him to a new long-term deal before he hits the open market.