In a disappointing turn of events, Odell Beckham Jr.'s second game with the Baltimore Ravens was cut short due to an ankle injury. The former New York Giants wide receiver was ruled out during the Ravens' thrilling 27-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Although Beckham had missed a few plays in the first half and had his lower leg examined, he had returned to the field to finish out the half. The exact play that led to his injury remains unclear.
During his limited time on the field, Beckham managed to make an impact with three catches on four targets, totaling 29 yards. His longest reception of the day was a 15-yard catch. This unfortunate ankle injury comes just after his debut game with the Ravens, where he had contributed 37 yards on two receptions in their win against the Houston Texans.
Before the game in Cincinnati, Beckham had caught the attention of fans with his fashion choices. He sported a T-shirt featuring Travis Hunter, the star player of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, during warmups. Adding to his style, Beckham also wore cleats inspired by NFL legend Randy Moss.
Travis Hunter, a two-way star for the Buffaloes, had an impressive performance in their recent game against TCU. He recorded 11 catches for 119 yards on offense and even secured an interception. Hunter played a significant role in the Buffaloes' stunning 45-42 upset victory, playing 129 snaps. However, he suffered a big hit that will keep him sidelined for a few weeks, according to his coach, Deion Sanders.
Despite Beckham's injury, the Ravens continued their strong performance against the Bengals. They extended their lead to 20-10 with a highlight-reel catch by Zay Flowers on a 52-yard pass from star quarterback Lamar Jackson. The drive was completed with a touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews, solidifying the Ravens' dominance.
Beckham's absence will undoubtedly be felt by the Ravens, but they are determined to maintain their winning streak. With their sights set on a successful season, they will need to rely on the depth of their roster and the exceptional talent of players like Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews to continue their strong play.
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