Last week we talked about how Jon Beason was one of the most positive things the New York Giants had going for them during the OTAs, but unfortunately the team has just received some bad news.
After being carted out of the training facilities due to pain on his right foot, Beason was examined and diagnosed with a fractured sesamoid. He is going to need surgery and is expected to see the same doctor that operated on Eli Manning. The problem here is that this specific fracture requires an enormous amount of time of healing and rehab. The LB is expected to be away from any training for 12 weeks, and after rehab there’s always the possibility of taking a little longer for the player to feel confident enough to perform with the same energy as before. We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m sure a guy like Beason is going to do anything in his powers to get back as soon as possible – terrible news nonetheless.
Along with great ability to execute the plan and adapt to offensive changes, the best feature of his game is his leadership in the locker room and on the field – Beason rapidly became a must have presence for the team’s defense. Now, more than ever, Jameel McClain is going to have to step up his game and leadership skills in order to keep the same powerful defense the Giants were planning to have. At least until week two of the season when Jon is expected to join the team on the field once again.