Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. says ‘If I can play, I’m gonna play’
Heading into the final stretch of the season, New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been on the mend with a quad injury that has kept him off the field over the last couple of weeks.
This has continued to remain the question heading into Week 16 action against the Indianapolis Colts as Beckham Jr. hasn’t been able to go through much action on the practice field. With that in mind, Beckham Jr. voiced on Friday that if he’s able to play he’s going to play. (h/t Giants.com)
“If I can play, I’m gonna play. That’s just the bottom line. You dream of being here. Dedicated and gave everything to be here so you do all of this play games. As fun as meeting are and all the other stuff, you do all of this to play games. If I can play, I am in there head first.
Although these comments are encouraging from Beckham Jr., there is still not much certainty that he will be able to take the field for this week’s action. In the following question to this response, he voiced that he is going to continue to listen to his body, which will be a strong indicator of whether he will be ready to go on Sunday afternoon.
The Giants have continued to monitor the situation closely over the next few days that should give the team a clear indication of his availability for this week’s game. When healthy, he has proven to be a game-changing talent as he has posted 77 catches for 1,056 receiving yards and six touchdowns this season. This has seen him notch more than 1,000 receiving yards for the fourth time in his career in his first years.
This has been a fluid situation that will gather the necessary clarity to determine whether he will be able to finish out the remainder of the season on the field.