Pat Shurmur said Thursday that Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) was getting “checked out … outside the building” and was not expected to practice, though the coach said Beckham had not suffered any setback.
“I don’t expect him to be out there. He’s getting further evaluation today and we’ll find out,” Shurmur said, adding when asked if OBJ had suffered a setback: “No. We’re just getting it checked out. It doesn’t mean anything.”
Shurmur added that Beckham’s further evaluation was happening “outside the building.”
The Giants’ coach also clarified that on Wednesday, Beckham truly did not practice as Shurmur had said he wouldn’t. But the team still listed Beckham as limited because the wide receiver did some light early work.
“He actually didn’t practice yesterday (Wednesday),” Shurmur said. “We actually — he went out there and stretched and moved around a little bit, and after a little bit of individual he went off to the side. And he left the field just shortly after you guys (in the media) did. So he didn’t really do much, but by rules, and we try to be very transparent, because he did a little bit of that, we put him as limited.”
Beckham sat out last Sunday’s win in Washington after being scratched unexpectedly on Saturday morning with a quad bruise that it turns out he originally sustained in the loss at Philadelphia two weeks prior.
The Giants have won four of their last five, but winning out to give themselves an outside shot at making the playoffs obviously would be more difficult to do without their star receiver.