NFL News : OBJ doesn't practice, says not to count him out vs. Cowboys

OBJ doesn't practice, says not to count him out vs. Cowboys

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New York Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. didn't practice Wednesday, but said he "wouldn't count it out" on playing Sunday evening against the Dallas Cowboys.

Beckham, who has been dealing with a left ankle injury, said he is "feeling better." ESPN noted that he did some light jogging Wednesday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center without a brace or tape on the ankle and declared himself day-to-day.

"I'm itching. I'm itching," Beckham said. "But patience and trust."

Wednesday was the first time since Beckham injured his ankle more than two weeks ago that he was seen doing any sort of running.

"Beckham rode the stationary bike Monday as his teammates warmed up and practiced. He participated in warm-ups inside the Giants' practice bubble on Wednesday before going off to work on the side with a trainer," wrote ESPN. "The star wide receiver then went outside with a trainer and did some light running while his teammates ran through drills. Beckham was not seen doing any full-speed sprints or running before the media left approximately 20 minutes into practice."

"[Wednesday] was a good day," Beckham said when asked if it's the most he's done since injuring the ankle 16 days ago. "I don't know about the most I've done ..."

Beckham is trying to get back in time for Sunday night's opener in Texas against the Dallas Cowboys. He said he's done some running and cutting, although he didn't note if it was at full speed. The Pro Bowler was jogging at about 60 percent on Wednesday.

"He's got some treatment, he's getting all the work in that he can get and we'll see how he progresses," coach Ben McAdoo said.

McAdoo said the decision for Beckham to play will made by the medical staff, not the coach or the player.

"Again if it's safe for the player to play and he's not going to do further harm to himself physically, then we would think about playing him," McAdoo said. "But I would never put a player out there who would do further damage to himself physically."

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Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency