The New York Giants' ultra-slim chances of making the playoffs took another hit when wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans due to a quadriceps injury.
The decision to rule out Beckham on Friday came one day after the star wideout underwent further evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Beckham said on Thursday that the tests were conducted to double-check the injury and ensure that he was healing.
The injury was described as being consistent with a hematoma, where a mass of blood pools in one area, the New York Daily News reported on Thursday.
Beckham initially was hurt in a 25-22 loss at Philadelphia on Nov. 25, but played the following week against the Chicago Bears, posting three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in a 30-27 victory.
Although he practiced during the week, Beckham reported discomfort in the quad a week ago and the Giants announced on Saturday that he would not accompany the team to Washington for last weekend's game.
Limited to four games due to a fractured ankle in 2017, Beckham has 77 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns this season.
A first-round pick (No. 12 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, Beckham had at least 90 catches and 1,300 yards in each of his first three seasons with New York. He also had double-digit touchdowns in each of those seasons, including a career-best 13 in 2015.
Beckham reached 200 receptions and 3,000 receiving yards in just 30 games, getting to those milestones faster than anyone in NFL history.
In the four games last season, Beckham had 25 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns before suffering an injury that required surgery. He signed a five-year contract extension worth $95 million, including $65 million guaranteed, in late August.