Giants’ Beckham to have further evaluation of injured quad
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had his injured quad examined by a specialist and his status for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans is uncertain.
Beckham went to The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Thursday and returned to the Giants’ facility after getting the second opinion.
“It was good. We just went in, got it scanned just to see everything and it’s doing much better than it was,” said Beckham, who did not practice Thursday. “Just taking it a day at a time, that’s really it.”
Beckham was hurt when he was leg whipped on the final play of the Giants’ loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Nov. 25. He played against Chicago the following week, but missed last weekend’s game against the Washington Redskins after the quad started bothering him on the Friday before the game.
Beckham said the quad has been getting better, but it just didn’t feel right.
“Just kind of feel like it’s the right thing to do, just check on it,” Beckham said. “You got the resources there, might as well use them.”
He said his status for Sunday is uncertain.
“That’s a tough question,” he said. “I don’t even know how to answer that question. Like I said, I wouldn’t have missed last week if I could play, so I don’t specifically know. If I had on pads and a helmet and the game was about to start in five minutes, I don’t know. I’m not in that position right now, so can’t really answer.”
The NFL’s highest-paid receiver practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and his movement looked good during the team warmup. He took part in some individual drills.
Beckham is second on the team with 77 catches for a team-high 1,052 yards and six touchdowns. He also has thrown two touchdown passes. He missed most of last season after breaking his left ankle in early October.
Surprisingly, the Giants (5-8) did well without Beckham, beating the Redskins 40-16 for their fourth win in five games.
“It was a lot of fun and that’s exactly the kind of atmosphere and energy I want to be a part of,” said Beckham, who watched on TV.
“That’s what I would love to see more from us. I know that we’ve been working very hard coming off 1-7 to where we’re at now, a lot of progress and that’s just the result of it. It definitely would’ve been fun.”