Odell Beckham Jr. believed to have suffered torn ACL in Super Bowl

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Super Bowl victory might have come at a great personal cost.

The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in his team's 23-20 win Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.

Beckham, who had two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown earlier in the contest, sustained the non-contact injury in the second quarter, when he crumpled to the ground holding his left knee after being unable to reel in a pass from Matthew Stafford. He walked off but was later ruled out for the remainder of the game, returning to the Rams sideline in street clothes.

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After his team's come-from-behind victory, however, Beckham maintained his optimism.

"World Champion, man, God is good," Beckham said in an interview with CBS Sports after the game. "It was all a part of the plan.

"This is everything I've ever dreamed of," Beckham added. "(T)here was a moment I was in the back room and they told me I was done, I couldn't play. And I had to come back out there and be a part of this because it's so much bigger than myself. And these boys pulled through and made it happen."

Beckham, 29, is set to become a free agent this offseason. His timeline for return is unclear, but the injury could complicate his contract outlook.

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The ACL tear would be the second to his left knee in as many seasons, as he suffered the same injury against the Bengals in a game on Oct. 25, 2020.

Beckham had 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns during the Rams' playoff run, emerging as a key target alongside Offensive Player of the Year and eventual Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp. He had seven touchdowns in the regular season and postseason for the Rams - the same total he posted in two years with the Cleveland Browns, who waived him in November after he grew disgruntled with the team.