Former All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has not played in an NFL football game in over a year after missing the entire 2022 season following his ACL injury during the previous Super Bowl. It led to at least some concern about his physical ability, but it sure sounds like Beckham is healthy and ready to make an impact for the Baltimore Ravens this upcoming season.
During a press conference on Thursday, Odell Beckham Jr. made it clear that he feels healthy 17 months after suffering his knee injury during the Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, saying there are “no real limitations” as he goes through practice.
“I don’t know percentages; I just feel good,” Beckham said according to ESPN. “I feel like I’m going to continue to work to get back to who I know I truly am.”
It’s a pretty big update from Beckham, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media.
Probably should’ve drafted Odell Green-Beckham, Jr for my Fantasy Team.
This year was the 35th Anniversary Draft of the Martin League. Great group of guys. https://t.co/nWZ0xSzA9c
— Lawyer Joe Tillman (@LawyerJTillman) July 28, 2023
Just imaginary limitations https://t.co/F4VARYFsVD
— Rod Francis (@InRodWeTrustMTL) July 28, 2023
Dude hasn't had a 1000 yard season since 2019
— Matt Lybarger (@SplathewTweets) July 28, 2023
Except for Lamar’s passing ability
— Mr. Johnson Fan Account (@ShaunWasRight) July 28, 2023
Except for his playing ability. Dude made one catch and everyone thinks he’s a dog.
— CTEcowboy (@CTECOWBOY5) July 28, 2023
Beckham made it clear that he is simply grateful to be back on the football field after suffering such a brutal injury late in his career.
“I wanted to be grateful for that moment. It was a long time in rehab. I didn’t care what happened [on the field]. It was a blessing to step on the field,” Beckham said.
It will be interesting to see how he performs this upcoming season.