Linebacker Jon Beason was a good pickup for the NY Giants last year, helping shore up a miserable defense and turn around a season that started horribly. They traded a 7th round pick for him after losing their first four games, and went 7-5 the rest of the season.
So it was not good news for the team when Beason was carted off the field during OTAs yesterday. He was not stretched out the way horribly injured players can be, leading to some optimism that the injury was not too serious.
That hope was dashed today:
NYG LB Jon Beason has sesamoid fracture in right foot. Surgery required. Expected 12 week recovery, according to someone aware of diagnosis.— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) June 13, 2014
According to the Giants' official website, he also has a small ligament tear.
Beason will see Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Monday. Anderson repaired Beason's achilles tendon in 2011, as well as operating on Eli Manning's ankle.
The 12 week time frame means that Beason could be back for the Giants' regular season opener on September 8th, but that might be optimistic. The Eagles don't play New York until October 12th.