EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty is scheduled to have surgery on Thanksgiving to repair a detached retina in his right eye.
The Giants disclosed the injury late Wednesday afternoon, saying there is no timetable for Beatty’s return. He has started at left tackle all season.
Beatty, bothered by back spasms last week, was hurt Sunday night in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He developed blurriness in his eye as the week progressed and the detached retina was diagnosed.
The most obvious solution for the Giants (6-4) on Monday night at New Orleans would be to switch guard David Diehl back to left tackle, a position he played for four years before moving over to guard this season to get Beatty on the field. Backup Kevin Boothe can play every position on the line and he usually takes over whenever someone is hurt.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Donald J. D’Amico in New York City.