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Odell Beckham Jr. opens up about quad injury, availability for Week 15

Matt Johnson
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After missing Week 14 with a quadriceps injury, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. missed practice on Thursday and remains concerned about the condition of his quad.

Speaking with reporters on Thursday, he told reporters that while the contusion is improving, he doesn’t know if he will be able to play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

“I don’t even know how to answer that question. I wouldn’t have missed last week, if I could play,” Beckham said, via New Jersey Local News. So, I don’t specifically know. If I had pads and a helmet on and the game was about to start in five minutes … I don’t know. I’m not in that position.”

The 26-year-old wide receiver said he thinks he suffered the injury against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 25. After playing through it the following week against the Chicago Bears, he then felt it more during practice before Week 14 and wanted to get it checked out.

“Honestly,”Beckham said, via New Jersey Local News. “You’re just feeling something [last Friday in practice] … I feel like a younger me wouldn’t have spoken up, I would have gone out and played, done something to it, and it could have been worse. So, we went in and had it checked and saw what we saw.”

OBJ may ultimately be a game-time decision for this matchup as his status remains up in the air, especially after not practicing on Wednesday and Thursday. If he misses practice on Friday, he could be listed as ‘doubtful’ for Sunday’s game.