The Giants were hoping for the best on linebacker Jon Beason’s injury yesterday.
They didn’t necessarily get it.
According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the Giants middle linebacker suffered a sesamoid fracture in right foot which will require surgery. His recovery is estimated at 12 weeks.
That makes the next question for the Giants the timetable. Since 12 weeks pushes past the start of the regular season, Beason could go on the physically unable to perform list, leaving the window open after six weeks.
While it does leave some hope for the regular season, it’s still a tough blow for the Giants. The veteran linebacker helped stabilize things for them in the middle after coming over in a trade with the Panthers last year, and there’s not an immediate on-roster replacement.
If they think he can come back in that time frame, that might keep them from making a run at a veteran, while they see how he recovers.