Odell Beckham To Get New-Age Laser Treatment On Ankle, Eyes Week 1 Return
The corner-stone of the New York Giant’s offense, Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined earlier this week after being hit in his lower left leg by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun during a pre-season game. Beckham was diagnosed with an ankle sprain.
Now, eyeing a week one return, Beckham has opted for a novel treatment that involves no drugs or surgery. The 24-year-old wide receiver will undergo Phoenix Thera-Lase cell treatment beginning on Friday.
The treatment is described as “a non-invasive, drug free laser therapy treatment which provides relief and healing for both chronic and acute pain, accelerates wound healing and reduces inflammation related to soft tissue injuries,” by the treatment’s website.
The Carolina Panthers’ Jared Allen received the same treatment after breaking his foot in the second round of the playoffs two years ago. Miraculously, he was able to play, three weeks later, in the Super Bowl.
“I trust ur process, I kno U don’t make mistakes,” Beckham tweeted on Thursday.
I trust ur process, I kno U don’t make mistakes.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) August 24, 2017
Some have speculated that the tweet may refer to the treatment, while others believe the Giant’s super star as referencing his faith.
Regardless, Beckham and the Giants are eyeing a week one return for their touchdown maker, which comes on September 10 against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas.
Ben McAdoo, the Giants’ second year head coach, has downplayed Beckham’s injury even more so now that a treatment is in order.
“He’s got an ankle. He is working through some treatment,” McAdoo told reporters after a team practice on Friday. “We will see how he responds to it tomorrow.”
He also spoke about what Beckham is missing. “Just practice. An opportunity to get better, prepare for an opponent, a tremendous defense that we are going to see in a couple of days.”
The Giants have two remaining pre-season games before the start of the regular season. They play the New Jersey Jets on Saturday, August 26 and the New England Patriots on Thursday, August 31.
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