Odell Beckham Jr. got to celebrate his selection as NFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday by spending it with the Giants trainers instead of on the practice field with his teammates.
Beckham sat out with a hip pointer, an injury he suffered during his most excellent performance in last Sunday’s 27-23 victory over the Ravens.
Coach Ben McAdoo did not say if he expected his star receiver to play in this Sunday’s game against the Rams in London.
“He’s pretty sore,” McAdoo said. “We’ll take it day-by-day. He’s with the trainers and we’ll see how he responds when he gets up in the morning . . . If he’s ready to play in the game, he’ll play in the game.”
Beckham caught eight passes for 222 yards and two long touchdowns — of 75 and 66 yards — against Baltimore.
While the Rams are already in London, the Giants will not leave until Thursday night after practice.
“We wanted to get our heavy lifting done early,” McAdoo said. “Get on a normal week at the beginning of the week. Get plenty of rest in and give them an opportunity to get ahead of the game as far as that goes and then battle through our fresh Friday over there.”
Victor Cruz, who went to London in July to promote Sunday’s game, said: “They are excited about football. Obviously there are Giants fans out there, but they are excited about football in general. You see jerseys. We are going to see all 32 teams represented at these games wearing different jerseys and different players, so it’s good to broaden our fan base and extend our reach out to London.”
CB Eli Apple (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis . . . S Nat Berhe attempted to practice, but had to leave the field early and remains in the concussion protocol.