Linebacker Jon Beason’s foot injury is going to keep him out off the field for a while, but it won’t require him to have surgery.
Beason tore a ligament and fractured the sesamoid in his right foot at practice last week and early reports indicated that he would need an operation. Beason was examined by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte over the weekend, however, and learned that would not be the case.
“My visit with Dr. Anderson went as well as it could have yesterday,” Beason said, via the team’s website. “I’m happy that it was determined that I will be able to recover without surgery. My plan is to work as hard as I can during my rehab so I can be fully recovered around the start of the regular season opener on Monday night in Detroit.”
That timeline isn’t much different than the one laid out before Beason learned that he wouldn’t need surgery. His foot will be immobilized for the next six weeks as the first step in what was called a three-month process when the injury was originally diagnosed. The Giants signed Terrell Manning to go with Mark Herzlich, Jameel McClain and Devon Kennard as potential fill-ins while Beason is making his way back.