New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason is still on pace to return for Big Blue's Week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions, but his training regiment recently took a bit of a hit as he came down with food poisoning last week. Despite that, Beason says it was not a rehab setback and shouldn't alter his timeline for a return, although he did fall behind on his workout schedule.
“I was sick last week,” Beason told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I got a little food poisoning. I was under the weather. I couldn’t train. I was feverish. … [But] I feel good. I feel confident that I will be able to go out and contribute on September 8th.”
Although he feels better now, Beason went on to admit it will take him a while to transition back into "elite" physical shape as a result of the setback, and will undoubtedly have to knock some rust off early in the regular season.
Still, Beason is due to be removed from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list sometime in the next few days and appears to be entirely healthy.
"I'm looking to come off PUP in the next couple days," he said. "I'm doing everything to make sure my conditioning is up to par."
Upon his return, Beason will sport an over-sized (but fitted) cleat that aims to protect his foot/toes from any additional damage.
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