The New York Giants suffered a devastating blow Thursday during OTA’s, as starting middle linebacker Jon Beason went down with a foot injury. It is a big blow for the Giants, as Beason will be sidelined for at least 12 weeks with a small fracture to his sesamoid and a ligament tear. The Beason injury continues a troubling trend of offseason injuries for the Giants.
Beason, who the Giants traded for from the Carolina Panthers last season, was a godsend for Big Blue. He was second on the team with 93 tackles, even though he did not start until the sixth game of the season against the Chicago Bears. Beason expects to be back and ready to go for Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, but with an injury of this nature and someone with the injury history of Beason, it is not a guarantee. Beason missed all but one game in 2011 because of a torn Achilles tendon, and only played in four game in 2012 after having microfracture knee surgery.