Odell Beckham Jr.’s status for Rams vs. Jaguars after worrisome hip injury
Odell Beckham Jr. was a limited participant during the Los Angeles Rams’ Wednesday practice due to a hip injury, raising concerns about his availability in Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
However, according to head coach Sean McVay, OBJ is expected to recover in time and play at home in SoFi Stadium. Running back Darrell Henderson (thigh) and wide receiver Ben Skowronek (back) are also expected to suit up, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.
Sean McVay says that RB Darrell Henderson, WR Odell Beckham Jr. and WR Ben Skowronek all are on today's injury report, but are anticipated to be available Sunday vs. the Jaguars.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) December 1, 2021
Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t have an ideal start to his Rams career after his exit from the Cleveland Browns. He went for just 18 yards on two receptions in his first game with the team, in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers.
After their bye, though, OBJ seems to get more comfortable in the Rams’ system. Against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12, he recorded his first touchdown and went for 81 yards on five receptions. Unfortunately, LA ended up losing the contest 36-28.
Beckham obtained his injury during the game against the Packers. It was initially deemed as a back injury, and while no damage was discovered, there was a deep contusion in the area that’s causing a lot of pain.
Fortunately, it doesn’t look like Beckham will have to miss time because of the issue. Sitting him out would be problematic for the Rams, especially as they try to get him acclimated to the team as quick as possible in their bid to build a legitimate Super Bowl contender.