Odell Beckham Jr. will not play Sunday against the Colts, the Giants announced Friday.
The wide receiver injured a quadriceps Nov. 25 against the Eagles, and though he played the following week, Sunday will mark the third straight game he’s been sidelined.
Although the 5-9 Giants have been eliminated from the playoffs, Beckham downplayed speculation Thursday it would make sense for the Giants to shut him down for the season.
“If I can play, I’m going to play,”‘ Beckham said. “It’s just the bottom line. You dreamed of being here, you dedicated, gave everything to be here, so you do all this to play games. As much fun as meetings are and all that other stuff, like you do this to play games, so if I can play, I’m in.
“You work to play these games and to be out there. These same guys, we get up everyday, we got to work, get out there and practice hard. You want to play with your brothers. I want to play with (Sterling) Shep(ard), Saquon (Barkley), finish the season strong.”
“There’s risks, but there’s risks to anything.”
Beckham has 77 catches for 1,052 yard and six touchdowns this season. He was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl earlier this week.