The Panthers middle linebacker controversy has become moot.
Jon Beason told Mike Solarte of News 14 Carolina his persistent knee problems will likely put him on injured reserve soon.
“I’ve been pretty banged up, it’s been week-to-week,” Beason said. “We decided ‘Hey let’s take another look at the knee, see what’s going on.’ Got the MRI yesterday, didn’t look good.
“Probably going to have to have surgery, and if I do that, going to end up on IR. Probably what we’re going to do moving forward, probably early next week. It’s part of the business, man. you can’t control injuries.”
Very little regarding the Panthers seems in control right now.
Beason hasn’t been right all season, coming back from last year’s Achilles tear. And with him out of the way, Luke Kuechly will inherit the middle linebacker spot which he was best suited for anyway. That will leave the next decision for the next GM whether he wants to continue to pay Beason at his current rate to play on the weak side, a position he only grudgingly plays, and isn’t as effective at.