The NFL could have another concussion controversy on its hands this week.
Beckham was leveled by Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox on a throw over the middle with 2:42 left in the first quarter of the Giants’ 27-26 loss, held his arms out in disoriented fashion and then stumbled groggily to the Giants’ bench.
Beckham was looked at by Giants trainers and doctors after he tried to wave off their attempt to make him undergo the NFL’s mandatory concussion protocol. They cleared him in surprisingly quick fashion, not even making Beckham go in the locker room for a more in-depth look.
And because a potential Beckham fumble was reviewed on replay, which took several minutes, he ended up being able to return to the game right away.
The hit seemed to linger with Beckham, who wasn’t himself at the start of his sophomore season. The 22-year-old had only played 12 career games, but had proven to be capable of just about anything, including outdoing last year’s unforgettable one-handed touchdown catch against Dallas, which vaulted him to superstardom.
Beckham, who did not speak with reporters following the game, was limited to just 44 receiving yards.
It's really just an observation, and there is no proof in the story. But it's something to monitor if Beckham is held out of practice this week for any reason.