Odell Beckham Jr. injury latest as Michele Tafoya confirms LA Rams’ Super Bowl 2022 decision

Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an injury in Super Bowl 2022 after earlier catching the first touchdown of the game for the LA Rams.

Odell Beckham Jr. has limped off the field in Super Bowl 2022 following a knee injury during Los Angeles Rams' clash with Cincinnati Bengals.

Beckham has starred for the Rams since the leaving Cleveland Browns during the 2021 season and was enjoying a strong Super Bowl 2022 before going down with a left-knee problem.

The wide receiver had caught two balls for 52 yards and a touchdown, with the former New York Giant opening the scoring at SoFi Stadium in the first quarter as Matt Stafford connected with the wideout on a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Beckham subsequently caught a pass of 35 yards to help LA establish a 13-3 lead over the Bengals.

But Cincinnati cut the gap to three points when Joe Mixon found Tee Higgins in the endzone, with Beckham going down with a non-contact knee injury on the next drive.

Beckham was helped off the field before he went in the medical tent on the sidelines. The 29-year-old was seen walking around on the sidelines following the medical attention.

Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the Los Angeles Rams lies on the ground after an injury in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.

Stafford threw an interception to finish off the drive after Beckham's injury as Cincinnati were able to focus their attention more on fellow wideout Cooper Kupp, who caught the second Rams' TD.

It remains to be seen if Beckham returns to the game, but NFL insider Ian Rapoport has confirmed that the playmaker has headed to the locker room.

Rapoport tweeted: "Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr is headed to the locker room following what appeared to be a non-contact knee injury."

Meanwhile, NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya added: "Odell Beckham went back to locker room. He is questionable with a left-knee injury. He tore that left knee against the Bengals in 2020. We'll have to wait and see."

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