Giants head coach used a common injury shorthand and everybody on Twitter made the same joke

According to New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has an ankle. What isn’t clear to the Twitterverse is whether or not Beckham still has his other ankle or why there was doubt to begin with.

Beckham sprained an ankle during a preseason game on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns on a play in which the injury looked like it could have been a lot worse

On Tuesday, McAdoo met with the media and addressed the injury. As has become common practice among both coaches and announcers alike, McAdoo abbreviated the injury by simply referring to the body part, as in “has an ankle.”

This form of injury shorthand in sports has become a pet peeve to many fans and the jokes came swift on Twitter.

Here is just a sampling of replies to the Giants Twitter account in the first few minutes of the tweet. There were many more.


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