Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr believes the power of manifestation has helped him realise his dream of playing in the Super Bowl as he prepares for next Sunday's clash with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Beckham Jr, 22/1 to be named MVP of Super Bowl LVI, says he has had plenty of dark days when it looked like he wouldn't get the chance to showcase his undoubted talent on the biggest stage of all. You can follow the action via our Sports Live Streaming platform.
The 29-year-old suffered two injuries to his left ankle within weeks of each other in 2017 with the second being a season-ending fracture that required surgery.
And his injury curse returned in 2020 when he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee seven games into the season.
Beckham Jr also had core-muscle surgery in January 2020, but battled through the injury to play in all 16 games of the 2019 season.
And earlier this season he revealed that he had been dealing a torn labrum in his left shoulder that dates back to his college days a decade ago, but he doesn't want to undergo further surgery.
"It's been tough. It's a been a rough, since 2017, shattering your ankle," Beckham Jr said during a video conference with reporters on Saturday.
"Coming back time and time again and things just never went the way that I would like.
"Like I keep talking about, it was just that faith, staying down, staying prayed up, never doubting or not believing in yourself, that makes this very special for me to have an opportunity to play in a Super Bowl. You sacrifice it all just for these moments.
"So it's just pretty crazy to me, just the power of manifestation, belief, faith, all those things, to be exactly where I'm at now, with the opportunity to win a Super Bowl."