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Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. discusses injury, possibility he'll play vs. Bears: Transcript

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. discussed the possibility he'll make his 2021 debut on Sunday.

BEREA, Ohio — At a press conference on Thursday, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. discussed his recovery from a torn ACL and the possibility that he'll make his 2021 season debut vs. the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

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What follows is a full transcript of Beckham's press conference, as provided by Cleveland Browns media relations.

On if he feels like will be able to play on Sunday:

“We will see. Taking it a day at a time.”

On how his first full practice of the season went yesterday:

“Everything is going smooth. Just been part of the progression the entire time. Just working my way back into it. Everything feels good so just taking it day by day.”

On if there is anything specific between now and Sunday that needs to happen in order to play:

“Day by day. Each day, just keep each day until we get there, and we will see then.”

On if anything happened prior to the Chiefs game that led to him not playing:

“Just like I said, we are just taking it day by day. A long time ago before the season even came out, the original plan – before even seeing the schedule – was 11 months post-op. Now I am at right around 10 and a half [months]. The progression started, and I started to progress faster and faster. I definitely was itching and wanted to go against that team, but it just did not happen that day. Like I said, I am just following God’s plan. He put me in a good place to be here right now. Like I said, It is just a day by day process.”

On if he is technically ahead of schedule by a couple of weeks, based on the initial outlook of an 11-month recovery process:

“Yeah, I guess you could say that.”

On if he is at the point to where he does not even think about the knee injury anymore:

“It has been a long time since I just thought about the knee. This is the third time being on that surgery table so it is just a different feeling. The first time when I came back from the ankle, it was tough to overcome that. I felt like this time it was a lot easier in the process – more of a spiritual healing, I would say.”

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