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Odell Beckham says he had two hamstring tears, still isn't fully healthy

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Beckham says rookie season could have been even better.

Odell Beckham during the Pro Bowl
Odell Beckham during the Pro Bowl
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Odell Beckham Jr. admitted after playing the Pro Bowl on Sunday that he suffered two hamstring tears prior to the season, was never completely healthy, and actually still isn't.

"Well, I was never really healthy this season anyway," he said nonchalantly, as if it were obvious that he could do even better. "I was just trying to manage and maintain it the best I could all year." ...

"It's still not right," Beckham said after another impressive perorfmance in the Pro Bowl that included a diving 48-yard reception. "I'm still wrong on it, trying to get it 100 [percent] for next year."

Beckham, of course, had a monstrous rookie season despite the injury. After missing all of the preseason and the first four games of the regular season he caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. Most organizations who vote on such things have named him Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Beckham believes he could have been even better if his hamstring had allowed.

"I could never really have that last gear that I wanted to have. If you go look at the Colts game and the Philly game, every time I went to break away I was stumbling and tripping, trying to fall over just because my hamstring wasn't strong enough to maintain all that," Beckham said. "That is something I'm working on today and I'll keep working on throughout the off-season."

By the way, does this look like a guy who isn't fully healthy?