EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was a bit of a rough day out on the practice field at New York Giants training camp, as several players sat out due to injuries and quite a few more had to leave practice early. Running back David Wilson, who injured his neck Tuesday and is sitting out while he and the team await a verdict from his spine surgeon next week, stood off to the side and watched. Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who hasn't practiced since July 22 due to a hamstring injury, did his normal routine of catching balls off a JUGS machine and not running. Here's the rundown on the rest of them:
Cornerback Bennett Jackson, the team's sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame, could be the most serious one. He got his feet tangled up with those of wide receiver Corey Washington on a deep pass play and injured his ankle. The team sent him for X-rays, and coach Tom Coughlin said he hoped it was just a sprain. Washington also sat out the remainder of practice with a sore heel following that play.
Defensive end Robert Ayers also injured his ankle during team drills and did not return, but that injury did not seem to be as worrisome as Jackson's.
Left tackle Will Beatty left practice early, but the team said that was due to an illness, and nothing to do with the leg injury from which he's been working his way back since he broke his leg in Week 17 of the 2013 season.
Defensive tackle Mike Patterson sat out practice with a shoulder injury.
Guard John Jerry, who had been doing some first-team work lately at right guard, missed Thursday's practice entirely due to some soreness in his surgically repaired knee.
Linebacker Spencer Paysinger sat out practice with a concussion. He has not practiced since Sunday.
Wide receiver/kick returner Trindon Holliday missed another practice due to a hamstring injury.
On the good news front, wide receiver Rueben Randle practiced in full two days after missing Tuesday's practice with a hamstring injury.