Training camp has not been friendly to New York Giants wide receivers the past two years. Last summer Hakeem Nicks was held out of camp due to lingering foot issues and now Big Blue's prized top draft pick sustained a hamstring strain and is itching to get back on the practice field.
"I talked to coach Coughlin and like he said there’s frustration on both ends," noted Beckham. "He wants me out there as bad as I want to be out there."
The former LSU standout understands his coach's frustration and how important it is to get some repetitions under his belt in a new offensive system. Beckham is looking to get off on the right foot with Tom Coughlin and reinforced his commitment to the team and to return healthy.
"We were able to talk today and I know that I’m new and we don’t know each other that well, so over time you get to know people," stated Beckham. "The bad part about it is the first impression is one that lasts forever. You don’t want to leave a bad first impression, but at the same time I’m just trying to reassure him that he knows how hard it is for me to not be practicing."
An MRI on Monday revealed that there was blood in Beckham's hamstring, but luckily no tear. Beckham recalled the play on which the injury occurred and vowed to take his rehab and treatment seriously.
"It is surprising," said Beckham of the injury. "I know how it felt when I stepped on Cromartie’s shoe, I felt a little pinch so I know that it’s not a full go, but I know that I’m doing whatever I can to get back."