Odell Beckham Jr. says he played season with two hamstring tears

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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. played season with two hamstring tears
Monday January 26th, 2015

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. says he played this season with two hamstring tears.

Beckham missed the entire preseason and the first four games of his rookie campaign with a right hamstring injury.

“They healed up enough to where I could play with them, but they were never truly good and I’m still just working on them and trying to get ready,” Beckham said, according to the New York Post.  

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Beckham says he was hurt on the very first day of training camp and suffered another tear in the hamstring just before the team’s preseason game against the New York Jets.

Beckham, who is a favorite to win the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award, made his debut in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons and still led the team with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.

“I should be good by training camp,” Beckham said. “The plan is to play at full strength next season, and I definitely hope to do it. I’m just looking forward to getting healthy.”

Beckham had five receptions for 89 yards in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

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