The New York football Giants got some good news today when they found out that starting LB Jon Beason will not require surgery on his right foot. Beason was seen by Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday and the team found out the good news a short while ago.
Beason has been an important part of the Giants defense. In fact so much so the Giants termed him the one defensive player they couldn’t lose. Beason went down with his foot injury last Thursday and the team feared that he would in fact need surgery. That is no longer the prognosis. With a fractured bone in his foot and torn ligament, Beason will need time to recover. It’s still doubtful that he will be ready for camp in another month and a half.
Beason was a free agent acquisition for the Giants last off-season after playing seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He started in eleven of twelve games for the G-men and amassed over 90 tackles a forced fumble and an interception in his first season with the club.
Beason will have his foot immobilized for three weeks in a cast and then an additional three weeks in a brace to prohibit movement while his foot heals. After the cast comes off he will begin a rehabilitation regime to strengthen the ligament and muscles supporting his foot. He should, if all goes well, be ready for the start of pre-season football although it’s likely the team will take it’s time rushing him back. There is no concern at this point that he will miss any regular season games.