NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason is going to miss the rest of the season because of a foot injury.
The Giants (3-4) announced Monday that Beason will need surgery to repair his injured right foot. The procedure has not yet been scheduled.
Beason tore a ligament and fractured his sesamoid bone during an OTA workout on June 12. He spent training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list before being added to the active roster prior to the season-opener. Beason’s injury limited him to three games. He had been inactive in four of the team’s last five games and re-aggravated the injury two weeks ago in Philadelphia.
Last week, the linebacker told WFAN host Mike Francesa that there was a “50-50” chance he wouldn’t play again in 2014.
“That’s what we’re trying to decide,” Beason told Francesa last Tuesday. “It’s one thing to get it feeling good, but can I be myself and be productive? You try to do everything you can to help the team. Obviously things right now aren’t going well, and we’ve gotta get it turned around immediately. We’ve got the bye week, and you want to take the time to decide if that’s the best course of action.
“Right now, I’d say it’s 50-50. I’m still deciding if the smart thing is to go ahead and get it fixed and get ready for next season.”
Beason was acquired from Carolina in a trade last season.
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