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New York Giants LB Jon Beason Suffers Foot Injury During Practice, Carted Off the Field

June 12th, 2014 at 11:50 AM
By Dan Benton

With only one remaining Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice to come on Friday, the last thing the New York Giants wanted to see was an injury. Unfortunately, they not only saw one, but it happened to be linebacker Jon Beason who suffered an undisclosed injury to his right leg before limping off the field and then being carted into the training room.

Because all drills still non-contact, any injury that lands a person on the cart has the potential to be serious. And while it remains unclear if it was an ankle or knee injury, the fact that Beason immediately removed his jersey and hopped on the cart is a potentially ominous sign. However, the good news is that Beason was riding in the front passengers seat as opposed to being laid out on the back — something that may indicate a lack of severity.

Of course, we are just grasping at straws right now because there are no additional details. It could be serious or it could be nothing. We will continue to monitor the situation and update it as more information becomes available.

Back on the field, both rookie linebacker Devon Kennard and Jameel McClain filled in for Beason, each taking snaps at middle linebacker.

Update: Head coach Tom Coughlin says Beason felt something in the bottom of his right foot, but provides no further updates. Says "we'll see."


Tags: Devon Kennard, Football, Jameel McClain, Jon Beason, New York, New York Giants, NFL

17 Responses to “New York Giants LB Jon Beason Suffers Foot Injury During Practice, Carted Off the Field”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Pfffft! That’s the sound of the air coming out of any intelligent fan’s optimism about the season if this is a bad injury.

    On the other hand, I saw Tom Coughlin and Chris Snee at the Rangers game last night, had a chance to ask how he was feeling and his response was “The best I’ve felt in four years.” Interesting.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      He’s been saying that for a few weeks now. He insists he’s as close to 100% as a veteran in this league can be. We shall see, I suppose.

      As far as Beason, PFF believes this wouldn’t be a big loss. They insist he’s trash. lol

      •  fanfor55years says:

        Well, we can’t know how much he’s lost, though we know he won’t be doing the kind of pulling that he was so good at when he was younger. But if he’s feeling good I think you have to assume the team’s issues at RG are not big ones for 2014. And we’ll have a solution at center, one way or the other. So it will come down to left tackle and whether they can manage even if the best they can expect out of that position is mediocrity. That wouldn’t trouble me too much, because with the exception of small, incremental, parts of Eli’s career that’s all they got from that position anyway and he has managed to lead them to two titles despite that.

        So perhaps the offensive line is going to be a pleasant surprise this season.

  2.  Krow says:

    Beason was one of the few guys who could raise this defense to something other than ordinary. If this is serious than it’s a major blow to any playoff aspirations we might have had … which were tenuous to begin with.

  3.  Krow says:

    Previous thread … I stated that the OL worried me. That’s because of all the question marks concerning several players. But I wasn’t predicting disaster … and didn’t mean it to sound that way.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      There ARE questions, but I think concern is overblown. And for all we know 2013 WAS an anomaly for Beatty and he’ll return to being a decent-if-never-great left tackle. Unless he was injured I simply cannot believe that is likely, but you never know. We don’t seem to have any better solutions other than to move Pugh over and put someone else at RT, but the fact that they haven’t even contemplated that tells me they’re confident Beatty will be back for the preseason.

      I most definitely DO share with you my displeasure hearing about Pugh pounding down the drinks. Of course, 30 years ago all the offensive linemen were drinking and eating their way through the city, but it was a different game then. If Pugh’s a throwback that may not go well against the great athletes lined up against him these days. Kid better grow up, fast. Snee needs to lead him to the light.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    Is the fact that McClain and Dennard are the ones taking snaps at MLB spell doom for Mark Herzlich? Probably not, because they still need depth at linebacker and he is a very good special teams player.

    But suddenly Dennard may be getting a lot more snaps than anyone expected. It’s the kind of opportunity a rookie dreams about.

    •  Krow says:

      Of course they may just want to find out what he can do … being a rookie and all. Might be evaluative.

  5.  Begiant says:

    Sounds like Beason hurt his foot.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    So when should we expect to hear that Beason has a “mild” lisfranc injury and will just need rest and a soft cast? Yeah, right. Let’s hope it’s a mild ligament sprain with only minor tearing, but even that is probably going to take three months to heal.

  7.  GOAT56 says:

    This hurts if he’s out for a prolonged amount of time but I think we can survive this. for several reasons.

    1) It’s early so a ten week injury would mean he should be week 1.
    2) It happened in OTAs so we can use PUP if needed and save a roster spot.
    3) Is the real reason while my hope isn’t lost and that’s McClain. McClain still might be or best MLB since AP other than Beason. I think his skill and smarts bring at lot of the same things Beason does. I said a few weeks ago that I thought he’s our real MLB because I don’t see us starting a rookie and Herzlich showed he’s just not good enough. I don’t think the drop off from Beason to McClain is as much as some think. Beason is definitely better but I’m not so sure that McClain isn’t a better 4-3 MLB than SLB. The issue might be replacing McClain. I’m wondering if we move Paysinger to SLB and then start Williams. I do think that without Beason Paysinger could become our nickel MLB and I’m not so sure there’s a drop having paysinger in that role. The real issue without Beason is our depth. Another injury and it’s 2011 again playing rookies again that might not be ready.

  8.  GOAT56 says:

    This is some good news:

    RT @NYPost_Schwartz Coughlin says he believes Will Beatty (broken leg) should be ready to return for training camp or slightly thereafter.

  9.  rlhjr says:

    The reason for survival is the fact that the team covered the lack of NFL caliber linebacking by utilizing nickel, dime and three safety packages.

    Outside the all too brief ray of sunshine that Beason represented last season, the Giant linebacking situation has basically been an out take of Tales From the Crypt.
    I am still amazed how a lot of us swooned at the play of Beason and how it had a positive effect on the defense. Well fckn Daaaaaaa. I’ve said time and again the team needs to invest in at least one kid who is a stud at the MIKE position.

    The Giants live and die with their front four on defense. But just the same EVERY defense needs a heartbeat. That heart beat comes from the linebacking corps. in particular the middle linebacker. Defensive linemen don’t call or adjust plays. They don’t see the offensive player’s reaction to movement. Nor do they taste the fear the defense can put an offensive unit including the QB.

    Beason was/is a gift. But his best days are clearly behind him. Still on this team his shoes are massive and are hard to fill. Yet stubbornly this front office continues to stick its collective head in the sand when it comes to drafting an effective player at this position. Fact, even with Beason on board there is a need to put a stud youngster under his wing. Fact, the front office continues to hope to “HIT” with a player either undrafted or drafted after the fourth round. What the fck do they really expect?

    This is the same idiotic policy that has offensive left tackle in flux. Eli has been lucky to survive with less than stud play out of left tackle because the Giants leaned heavily on running the ball to set up passing opportunities. The thing about luck is that it runs out.
    And we’ll be fielding some pretty sad posts when Eli gets his knee run through a shredder due to his blind side protection breaking down.

    I was and still am happy with most of the moves Reese made this off-season and draft.
    However, past sins still haunt this team on both sides of the ball. I understand budget requirements and how money needs to be spent wisely and applied to areas that need to be augmented. However, the practice of manning key positions on both sides of the ball with also ran’s and various PROJECTS needs to fckn stop. Because paying for lesser quality IS in fact wasting money. Because it leads to mediocrity and the proof is on the roster and plain to see. Invest wisely in talent, and stop paying for mediocrity at key offensive and defensive positions.

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