New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason, who suffered a ligament tear and sesamoid fracture of his right foot last week, visited with Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday. And the news? Well, it was good.
The team announced on Tuesday that surgery will not be required for Beason, and that he'll be able to rehab after having his foot immobilized for six weeks (three weeks in a cast, three weeks in a walking boot).
“My visit with Dr. Anderson went as well as it could have yesterday. I’m happy that it was determined that I will be able to recover without surgery. My plan is to work as hard as I can during my rehab so I can be fully recovered around the start of the regular season opener on Monday night in Detroit," Beason said via Giants.com.
Avoiding surgery is always a positive, but this does not necessarily change Beason's timeline for a return. He is still expected to miss a total of 12 weeks (dating back to the injury) and could, barring any setbacks, be ready to return to the field for Week 1 against the Detroit Lions.
In Beason's absence, the Giants will use both rookie Devon Kennard and veteran Jameel McClain at MLB.
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