Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will go through warmups before a decision is made on his availability for tonight's game against the Lions at MetLife Stadium.
He has been listed as questionable for the game.
Beckham has been nursing a high ankle sprain, and the team is more confident about him playing Monday night than they were heading in to last Sunday night's game, head coach Ben McAdoo said last week.
The 24-year-old Beckham was a limited participant at practice this past Thursday and Friday. McAdoo didn't reveal much about his progress, but admits it is positive.
"He responded well to treatment," McAdoo said on Friday. "He responded well to his work yesterday. Got a little bit more today, but he's still limited."
Beckham sustained the ankle injury in Week 2 of the presesaon on Aug. 21 against the Browns.
Other than Beckham, CB Janoris Jenkins, OL D.J. Fluker (leg), and LB B.J. Goodson (leg) are all listed as questionable for Monday night. Keenan Robinson is listed as out due to a concussion.
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Just like last week, Beckham will try to run his routes and see if he can hit his hard cuts and quick bursts of speed on that nagging ankle during pregame warmups. But Odell if you're reading this, please don't push it.
I feel like a broken record whenever I reference rushing back from an injury with Shane Vereen last season. We all saw what happens when you try to get back on the field when not at 100 percent. I admire the want to get back and help the team, but is it really helping if you can't perform to the best of your abilities? And there is always the prospect of getting hurt again.
No offense to Shane, but OBJ means more to this team than anyone else on the roster not named Eli Manning. After looking at last week, you would call me crazy to tell Beckham not to fight through the pain and play after that dreadful performance. But, think long term: Would you want him dealing with the ankle all season because he rushed back onto the field? Or would you rather him be sure it is healthy, and play like his superstar self each and every week?
Obviously, it is up to Beckham at the end of the day. And as he has said, he won't play if he needs to wrap that ankle, so I'm sure he is on my side with this one. But, again, Odell if you're reading this and that ankle feels great in warmups, please help out that offense. They look lost without you.