Odell Beckham Jr. has his work cut out for him to get back on the field in time for the Giants Week 7 contest against the Cowboys. Big Blue's standout wide receiver has not practiced all week with a hamstring injury. Beckham didn't practice prior to his club's Monday night matchup with the Eagles, and the former LSU product hauled in a touchdown on the opening drive of the game.
With his sights set on getting the Giants back over the .500 mark, Beckham couldn't help but get wrapped up in the New York Mets magical playoff run.
"By the Mets run?," Beckham responded to a question about his excitement level by the Amazin's playoff push. "Definitely, for the city of New York. I’ve seen a lot more Mets fans than I’ve seen now. I wish them the best of luck. I haven’t even got to watch the series or anything like that, but wish them the best of luck. Bring one to New York."
The last time a New York based franchise won a title, the Giants were hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after a triumphant win over the Patriots in 2011. While the Big Apple rallies around the Orange and Blue, Beckham has his own injury concerns to address and feels for teammate Victor Cruz who hasn't seen the field since Week 6 of the 2014 season.
"I think he does a great job of keeping his own spirits up and just knowing and understanding that he can’t return to the field to play today, right now," noted Beckham of Cruz's recovery. "He’s just not ready to play. He has to get as healthy as he can. And just making sure he knows we’re all wishing him well, we all want him to be back on the field. He wants to be back, it’s just an unfortunate situation for him right now."