Injuries happen almost daily in the NFL; it’s a fact that athletes, teams, and fans are used to.
Some of these injuries get more attention than others, based on the status of the player and severity of the injury.
Like, Odell Beckham, Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. will have surgery this week on his fractured ankle. His 38 TD catches are the most in the NFL since he entered the league. pic.twitter.com/p9zQessVVa
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 9, 2017
ODB is widely thought of as the most exciting offensive player in the league with acrobatic catches and a personality that has even the biggest non-Giants fans in awe.
When he broke his fibula against the Chargers in Week 5, the NFL faithful held its collective breath as everyone waited to hear how bad the injury was.
It was bad.
#Giants coach Ben McAdoo confirms that Odell Beckham Jr’s 2017 season is over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2017
Later Sunday evening, the NFL lost its most excited defensive player when J.J. Watt suffered what would turn out to be a season-ending knee injury.
Watt, who raised $37 million for Hurrican Harvey relief, will likely go down as one of the greatest pass rushers in the history of the league and for both reasons, he also happens to be one of the most beloved football players on the planet.
Unfortunately, the coverage his injury received was extraordinarily invasive and not in a “Joe Theismann’s broken leg on Monday Night Football” kind of way.
I can't sugarcoat it, I am devastated.
All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 9, 2017
Watt sent out a heartfelt tweet voicing his devastation over the injury, including an unnecessary apology to his fans.
Yes, his injury was horrific, but NBC went a little overboard with their coverage of it…