Beck­ham prac­tices on limited ba­sis, closer to play­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

EAST RUTHER­FORD, N.J. | Odell Beck­ham Jr. is get­ting closer to re­turn­ing to the New York Giants’ lineup.

The three-time Pro Bowl re­ceiver, who missed the sea­son opener in Dal­las, prac­ticed on a limited ba­sis Thurs­day for the first time since sprain­ing his left an­kle more than three weeks ago. Beck­ham ac­tu­ally took two steps in his re­cov­ery. He took part in some in­di­vid­u­al­ized drills and fol­lowed that by run­ning routes at “not high speed” and tak­ing some men­tal reps at the end of prac­tice in prepa­ra­tion for Mon­day night’s home opener against the Detroit Lions.

The 24-year-old cat­a­lyst of the Giants’ of­fense said there are still some move­ments that irk his an­kle.

“Day by day it is get­ting bet­ter so we are go­ing in the right di­rec­tion,” said Beck­ham, who said the re­cov­ery time for his type of an­kle in­jury can last two months.

Beck­ham had not prac­ticed since sprain­ing his an­kle in a pre­sea­son game on Aug. 21.

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