Linebacker Jon Beason has lost chunks of his career to Achilles tendon and knee injuries, but it wasn’t an injury to either of those areas that led to him being carted off the field at Giants OTAs on Thursday.
The Giants say that Beason suffered a foot injury and is undergoing testing to determine how severely he’s hurt.
“It’s a foot … he was running across the field and felt something in the bottom of his foot,” coach Tom Coughlin said, via the New York Post. “We’ll see.”
Beason’s arrival a few weeks into last season gave the Giants a starting middle linebacker and his play helped the unit turn in a solid performance following their dreadful start to the season. He re-signed with the Giants earlier in the offseason and Coughlin called him a “very important” player when discussing the injury on Thursday.
It’s a major cause for concern when very important players wind up riding off the field in a cart, which isn’t a state of mind the Giants wanted to find themselves in before June was out.