EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants' season is just about over. And now Odell Beckham Jr.'s season could be over, too.
The superstar receiver was carted off the field on Sunday after suffering a fractured left ankle in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Giants say he may need surgery, which would almost certainly end his season. A source familiar with his injury said that surgery is "likely," though a decision won't be made until after he has an MRI.
It is also possible that Beckham will seek a second opinion before opting for any surgery, the source said.
Beckham's injury wasn't the only one the Giants suffered in the game. They also lost three other receivers -- Brandon Marshall (ankle), Sterling Shepard (ankle) and Dwayne Harris (broken foot) -- and suffered injuries to running back Orleans Darkwa (calf) and linebacker Jonathan Casillas (burner). Even quarterback Eli Manning, who needed an X-ray on his neck after the game, didn't emerge completely unscathed.
Beckham's injury, though, was clearly the worst, and not just because he's the Giants' best player. He hurt his ankle with 4:07 left in the game when he leaped for what became an incomplete pass and was tackled by Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward. As they both came down, Beckham's ankle bent awkwardly underneath the defender.
Players around him immediately signaled for the trainers, who quickly signaled for the cart. Beckham appeared to be crying as he left the field and was taken straight to the X-ray room. Right after the game, he was taken to a local hospital for further examination and an MRI.
Beckham led the Giants in the game with five catches for 97 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown.
Meanwhile, in other injury news:
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard sprained his ankle midway through the second quarter on an incomplete pass. He limped off the field and trainers began to work on him, but it looked for a moment that he might try to come back in. He even started jogging on the sidelines at one point. A team source said the injury is not believed to be serious, but it's the same sprained ankle that's plagued him since the summer, and he's likely to miss at least a week.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall was carted to the locker room after attempting an acrobatic catch down the left sideline four plays after Shepard left the game. Marshall appeared to turn his ankle and he immediately dropped to the turf. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately clear.
Wide receiver Dwayne Harris suffered a fracture in his foot and is out for the remainder of the year, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Quarterback Eli Manning took a huge hit late in the game and was apparently kneed in the head by left tackle Ereck Flowers. He said he did not suffer a concussion, but he was reportedly sent for X-rays on his neck after the game. Manning, however, said "I'll be fine."
Running back Orleans Darkwa suffered a calf injury on his 23-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He had six carries for 58 yards to that point, but only rushed the ball twice more the rest of the game.
Linebacker Jonathan Casillas left the game with a burner.
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie appeared to hurt his leg late in the game. He slowly limped off the field, then returned for one play but he couldn't drop back into coverage. He then walked to the sideline, threw his helmet and went straight to the locker room.
Offensive guard John Jerry may have aggravated his hamstring injury. He started the game, but he was pulled quickly and replaced by D.J. Fluker. After the game, head coach Ben McAdoo explained the move by saying Jerry was "hobbled a little bit."
Safety Landon Collins said he got kicked in the leg and missed a few plays, but eventually returned.