Giants LB Jon Beason Suffers Right Foot Fracture
When the New York Giants acquired Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers last season, Beason became a pleasant surprise for a notoriously weak Giants linebacker core. In turn, he was expected to play a major role in the defense this upcoming season, as the Giants look to bounce back from an overall disappointing 2013 campaign. However, Beason has suffered a setback, as he was carted off the field in practice, and it was revealed he suffered a ligament tear, and a small fracture to the sesamoid in his right foot.
The good news is that while Beason is expected to be out for 12 weeks, the timetable still puts him in line to be ready for the season opener against the Detroit Lions. After last season, the last thing the Giants need are more injuries, which was arguably the primary reason for their aforementioned disappointing 2013 season. Obviously, Beason’s injury, while important, ultimately plays second fiddle to the recovery of quarterback Eli Manning, who is reportedly fully recovered from his offseason ankle surgery.
The Giants will need all hands on deck if they hope to reclaim the NFC East title from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Co-Founder