NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT – WILL BEATTY DONE FOR THE SEASON…
The New York Giants announced on Thursday that OT Will Beatty will undergo surgery on his rotator cuff and will not play in 2015. Beatty originally tore his pectoral muscle in a weight training accident in May. He has been on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List since the season started. He returned to practice for the first time since December 2014 only three weeks ago in anticipation that he would be added to the 53-man roster this week. Officially, Beatty will remain on the PUP for the remainder of the current season.
“He has an issue with a rotator cuff on the right side that’s going to require some surgery, so he remains on PUP,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s had an issue with that for quite a while…And on his behalf, he’s practiced and he’s worked hard to try to see what he was able to do with it, and it’s just not going to be something that will allow him to be the player that he can be. So that’s why the decision.”
Coughlin said the injury was not related to the previous pectoral injury. “It’s a new injury based on as he began to work in the offseason, and strength was such as issue, that this other thing cropped up and they did all the work on it,” said Coughlin. “He was trying to see what he could do with it. He wore a strap and so on and so forth, but it just wasn’t enough.”
Beatty is under contract until after the 2017 season with base salaries of $6.625 million (2016) and $6.775 (2017). He is set to count $9.175 million against the 2016 salary cap. If they cut Beatty in the offseason before June 1st, the move will save the Giants $4.175 million against the cap with $5 million in dead money. Beatty signed a 5-year, $38.75 million contract in 2013.
Re: Will Beatty, sources say Giants discussed playing elsewhere on OL, including RT and G, that might allow him to play. Opted for surgery.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 12, 2015
WR Victor Cruz (calf), TE Larry Donnell (neck), LB J.T. Thomas (ankle), and LB Uani ‘Unga (neck) did not practice on Thursday. Donnell told reporters he will not play on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
LG Justin Pugh (illness), CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral), and CB Leon McFadden (groin) practiced on a limited basis.
Pugh was examined on Wednesday by an independent neurologist, and the conclusion from that exam is that Pugh was suffering from the effects of dehydration/heat, not a concussion.
RG Geoff Schwartz (ankle) fully practiced.
TOM COUGHLIN AND THE COORDINATORS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Video)
- Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (Video)
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Giant regrets: Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is the one that got away by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants at least know Gronk is their worst nightmare by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
Instead of practicing, the Giants will hold a “recovery day” on Friday. The players will select two of six recovery stations, based on seniority. Their choices are massage, yoga, FMS (Functional Movement Screen) exercises designed for the individual, air compression boots, contrast bath (between a hot and cold tub), and self-massage with stick rollers and elastic bands.
The Giants will also have a 45-minute, up-tempo “walk-thru” practice on Saturday that is not open to the media. The Giants play the New England Patriots at home on Sunday.