“It’s just one of those things – you have freak injuries,” Beason said. “I was just changing directions. I would say that the movement was a little unorthodox, I was flexing with the big toe in the ground and then I pivoted on it all the way around. It’s a movement that I often do that allows me to come in and out of my breaks faster. I literally felt like I stepped in like a sprinkler head hole. I just felt it give right away, so the next step I knew I couldn’t put the foot down."
The next move for Beason is to travel to North Carolina to visit with Dr. Anderson — the same surgeon who repaired Eli Manning's ankle — and likely schedule a surgery. And while that may seem like a negative on the surface, the Giants have breathed a sigh of relief that the injury was nothing more serious — a lisfranc injury could have ended Beason's season.
If Beason were to undergo surgery today, the 12-week timeframe would put his return somewhere around September 5th, meaning he could, theoretically, be ready for Week 1 when Big Blue opens their season against the Detroit Lions (September 8th).
“The prognosis is X amount of time and it [the Sept. 8 opener] is within that timeframe,” Beason said today. “I expect to be back. If not, I’ll be back as soon as I can. That’s really how you have to look at it. If it’s not 16 [games played], maybe it’s 15 or 14. Whatever it is, you want it to be that number as opposed to one."
Beason will undoubtedly start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and remain there until the Giants can determine whether or not he's on schedule with his rehab. However, even if he were to suffer a minor setback, it would seem unlikely that the team leaves him there to start the season. As of now, he could potentially return for Week 1, but Week 2 seems like a more realistic target.
The injury was initially suffered during a non-contact drill on Thursday. Beason was seen limping off to the side following a routine play and was then carted into the locker-room.
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