Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will not be practicing on Thursday and is being sent for further evaluation on his quad injury, head coach Pat Shurmur said.
Shurmur added that Beckham being sent for tests doesn't mean he had a setback, and word from the Giants -- according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano -- is that they're simply trying to be cautious to make sure the injury is nothing more than a bruise.
Beckham was a limited participant at practice on Tuesday after missing Sunday's win over the Redskins due to the injury.
He has been dealing with a bruised quad since the Giants' game against the Eagles on Nov. 25. However, he had not been limited in any capacity before last Friday.
Shurmur had been adamant that Beckham would play in Washington last week, but sources told Vacchiano that the quad stiffened up on the receiver Saturday, prompting the Giants to rule him out.
With the 5-8 Giants implausibly alive for the final Wild Card spot with three games to go (they trail the Vikings by 1.5 games), the Beckham injury is coming at a bad time -- though that didn't stop the Giants from scoring 40+ points against the Redskins.
The 26-year-old Beckham has 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns this season, and has thrown two touchdown passes.