Odell Beckham Jr. may not be back in action for a few more weeks.
While speaking to reporters Thursday, the Giants wide receiver hinted that he may not return until Week 5 against the Chargers after calling his sprained left ankle “a 6-to-8-week thing.”
“I do want to go out on my terms,” he said. “I do want go out playing my best.”
While CTE and other brain injuries are a concern for NFL players, Brady just wants to focus on his task at hand right now. He will worry about his life after the NFL when it arrives.
“I don’t know what the future is going to look like, you know, and I’m not going to pretend to predict it,” Brady said. “And I’m going to do everything I can to take care of my body in advance of the hits that I’m going to take on Sunday.”
The Patriots shockingly lost their first game this season at home against the Chiefs. Brady looked out of sync most of the night, and New England’s defense was torched by Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt.
Brady has always had a solid offensive line in front of him, which has allowed him to remain in the pocket longer and make precision passes. But as he gets older and slower, heavy hits could become a problem.