New York Giants defensive leader, middle linebacker Jon Beason, will not need surgery to repair multiple injuries to his right foot. Beason suffered a sesamoid fracture and ligament tear during last Thursday’s final Organized Team Activity of 2014. Following a visit to foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina, the Giants announced that the (expected) surgery will not be required after all.
Beason’s foot will be immobilized for six weeks — three in a cast and three in a walking boot — prior to beginning the rehabilitation process. The initial prognosis of 12 weeks away from football was probably right on the money. With that being said, avoiding a surgical procedure should remove most unpredictability from the recovery process.
The veteran targeted a week 1 return when quoted following the injury, and his expectations remained high following the visit. Albeit they are exceedingly more well-founded five days later:
“My visit with Dr. Anderson went as well as it could have yesterday. 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.”
Giants Nation is optimistic we’ll see you on the field for the September 8th opener, Big Jon. Until then — let’s watch Devon Kennard and Jameel McClain show out during training camp and the preseason.
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 17, 2014