Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. had surgery on his fractured left ankle at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York Monday night, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
The surgery is season-ending, head coach Ben McAdoo confirmed.
Beckham was carted off the field after suffering the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.
The 24-year-old Beckham, who had five receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown on Sunday, was crying as he left the field. He bypassed the locker room and was taken straight to the X-ray area.
Beckham has 25 catches for 302 yards and three touchdowns in four games this season.
He missed Week 1 against the Cowboys due to a high ankle sprain.
This was the bad news the Giants were expecting. Of course that doesn't make it any easier to take.
That's especially true now that their receiving corps has basically been devastated. The team announced on Monday that Dwayne Harris will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a broken foot, Brandon Marshall needs further testing on his injured ankle, and Sterling Shepard has a sprained ankle that makes him "day to day." They've even already moved to replace Beckham and Harris by bringing Tavarres King back and promoting Travis Rudolph from the practice squad, according to NFL sources.
Whether or not they make more moves will depend on the status of Marshall and Shepard. According to one team source, Shepard's ankle injury isn't serious, but they are concerned because it's the third time he's hurt the same ankle in the last two months. They will very likely be cautious in bringing him back now. The source said he likely won't play on Sunday night in Denver, and might have to miss another game, too. But nothing -- including playing in Denver -- has been ruled out.
As for Marshall, very little information has emerged about his ankle injury. There seems to be more concern for him than for Shepard, but it's doubtful the Giants would make any attempt to replace him until they get the results of those further tests.
Beckham is the big one, though. The Giants can only hope that the 24-year-old fully recovers and can eventually return as the player he was -- something McAdoo said Monday is "unknown at this point." There's no reason to believe that he won't, except that the Giants have been down this road with injured receivers before. Full recoveries were once expected for Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, and Victor Cruz from devastating injuries, but none of them were ever the same.