Report: Giants LB Jon Beason to have season-ending foot surgery
According to the report, no date has been announced for the surgery. Beason visited a specialist last week in North Carolina to determine how to proceed with the foot injury.
"It's gotten progressively worse over the last couple of games," Beason told WFAN radio last week. "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."
The eight-year veteran injured his foot in June during organized team activities and missed all of training camp after suffering a torn ligament and a fractured sesamoid bone in the foot.
He played in the Giants (3-4) first two regular season games, losses to the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals, before missing the next three contests. He played in the Week 6 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Week 7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Beason, who came to the Giants in a trade with the Carolina Panthers last season, has 11 total tackles this season. The team currently has Jameel McClain and Mark Herzlich listed behind Beason on the depth chart at middle linebacker.
The Giants defense is 22nd against the run, 25th against the pass (27th overall in total defense) and give up 24.1 points a game this season.
The team was off the week and return to action next Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts (5-3).
- Scooby Axson