INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Odell Beckham's strong start to his first Super Bowl met an unfortunate end.
Beckham suffered a knee injury late in the second quarter of the Rams' Super Bowl LVI win over the Bengals and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Rams wide receiver was downgraded to out in the second half after initially being ruled as questionable.
Beckham suffered the non-contact injury while running a drag route across the field, dropping a pass from Matthew Stafford while going to the ground in a heap.
Beckham writhed in pain as trainers approached him and a hush fell over SoFi Stadium. He was eventually helped off and headed to the locker room for further examination before being designated as questionable.
The injury was to the same knee in which he tore his ACL in October of 2020 with the Cleveland Browns.
Beckham scored the first touchdown of Super Bowl LVI on a 17-yard fade from Stafford in the back corner of the end zone, giving the Rams an early 7-0 lead over Cincinnati. He caught two passes for 52 yards before leaving the game, accounting for a third of Los Angeles' passing yards in the first half.
The receiver has enjoyed a revelatory second half of the 2021 season, moving from Cleveland to Los Angeles and finding a perfect fit in the Rams' talented passing game. His absence was visible in Los Angeles' offense in the final minutes of the second quarter, as the Rams gained 25 yards in their next seven plays before the break.
Beckham tweeted the following after the Rams' win: