Odell Beckham is trying to make his hamstring injuries a thing of the past as he starts Giants training camp healthy and ready to hit the practice field. While New York’s second-year receiver admitted that NFL players hardly ever feel 100 percent healthy, he’s thankful that he’s not reliving last year when he missed training camp and the first four games of the season with nagging hamstring issues.
“It’s very important to be here and go through this with your teammates,” said Beckham of training camp. “Before I had never missed any practices and games, so it’s always frustrating to sit there and watch practice. This being football and what you love to do, it’s just hard having to sit back and have a back seat.”
Beckham’s health with be a key to the Giants’ success this upcoming season as the dynamic rookie hauled in 91 receptions for 1,305 yards including 12 touchdowns in just 12 games played in 2014. No. 15 has been working with Big Blue’s training staff to get his body prepared for camp, but he admits that his training and rehab regimen hasn’t changed much from prior years.
“Same thing I’ve always been doing just rehabbing and training the muscles in your body and pushing it to an extent to see where it’s at,” Beckham told reporters.
The former LSU standout had one of the most prolific rookie seasons in NFL history and in order to build on his first year success Beckham has taken to film study to observe how some of the game’s legends ascended to elite ranks.
”I just watch and I observe because I like to see what people did to be successful and make notes off that to try and incorporate it to my game.”