If the Giants drafted Ereck Flowers to be the left tackle of the future, that timeframe might be accelerated.
Beatty is being evaluated today, and if surgery is required, it would knock him out for five or six months.
That’s a huge blow for a Giants line that was going to be shuffled anyway.
If Beatty’s unavailable, either Flowers or Justin Pugh would likely be considered for the job. Prior to the injury, Flowers coming in with the ninth overall pick likely meant Pugh was shifting inside from right tackle.
UPDATE 3:26 p.m. ET: According to Tom Rock of Newsday, Beatty has gone in for surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. That will keep him off the field until at least November.