Jon Beason May Be Done for the Season: During an interview on WFAN Radio (audio) on Tuesday, linebacker Jon Beason said he was “50-50″ on whether to have season-ending surgery on his right foot. Beason suffered a ligament tear and fracture to the sesamoid bone in his right foot during an OTA practice on June 12. He aggravated the injury in Week 2 against Arizona and Week 7 against Dallas. He missed three games after the game against the Cardinals.
“In all honesty I’ve been playing without a crucial ligament in my big toe,” said Beason. “It’s progressively gotten worse over the last couple games.’’
A determination, Beason said, is expected on Wednesday.
“It takes one thing to get it feeling good, but can I be myself and be productive?’’ Beason said. “You try to get out there and help the team. Obviously right now things aren’t going well and we need to get it turned around immediately. We got the bye week and you want to take the time to decide if that’s the best course of action. 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.
“We’ll do what we have to do to address the issue. If it’s not this year, it will be next year and you fix and you do what you got to do.’’
Beason said noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will study the most-recent MRI and CT scan to determine what options are available.
“He’s gonna do what’s best for me,’’ Beason said. “At the same time he knows I want to play. If I can play I want to do whatever I can to make sure I’m on the field when we line up against the Colts the next couple of weeks.’’
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Sights and Sounds from Giants-Cowboys Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Cowboys game is available at Giants.com.
October 21, 2014 New York Giants Position Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Tuesday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:
- Quarterbacks Coach Danny Langsdorf (Video)
- Running Backs Coach Craig Johnson (Video)
- Wide Receivers Coach Sean Ryan (Video)
- Tight Ends Coach Kevin M. Gilbride (Video)
- Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty (Video)
- Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn (Video)
- Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann (Video)
- Cornerbacks Coach Peter Giunta (Video)
- Safeties Coach David Merritt (Video)
S Antrel Rolle on WFAN Radio: The audio of Tuesday’s WFAN interview with S Antrel Rolle is available at CBS New York.
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- At 3-4, big-spending NY Giants learn you can’t buy Super Bowls by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
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October 20, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: The injury news does not sound good regarding LB Jon Beason, who aggravated his toe injury again in the game against the Dallas Cowboys. Beason left the game after playing just 17 snaps. X-rays were negative but he is scheduled to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, NC again.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/hamstring) only played 15 snaps. “It is going to be a continuous kind of a thing here with (him),” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “”Will the rest help him? Sure it will.”
DT Cullen Jenkins left the game early with a calf strain. An MRI showed that the injury is not more serious, but Jenkins, who was still in a walking boot and crutches on Monday, said he will be out at least two weeks.
The Giants are still unsure if RB Rashad Jennings (knee) and OG Geoff Schwartz (toe) will be able to return after the bye in two weeks against the Indianapolis Colts.
“You are talking about a running back coming back from an MCL,” Coughlin said. “This is not an easy thing for Rashad either. He is well aware of that. It is his makeup that we are counting on. Again he is doing everything in his power, I can guarantee you that.”
“I wanted to play last game,” said Jennings. “I can’t do what my body won’t allow me to do. So obviously, I’m going to try again to get back for Monday and just take it day by day. We’ll see how I wake up.”
“Schwartz has a long way to go,” Coughlin said. “He has been standing on the sidelines for a long time now. We are going to have to get him on the practice field extensively before that happens.”
“I have to be able to practice to be able to play,” Schwartz said. “The plan is to be back on Wednesday. That’s kind of the plan right now, to test it out next week, or in two weeks. It does feel better. I can do a good amount of things without pads on and without people hitting me. Part of the issue is going to be how it reacts when I’m pushing and when I’m anchoring and when I’m playing 50 plays a game. I’m not going to know until I get out there on Wednesday.”
October 20, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com and BigBlueInteractive.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Rashad Jennings (Video)
- WR Odell Beckham (Video)
- OG Geoff Schwartz (Video)
- TE Larry Donnell (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- CB Prince Amukamara (Video)
7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBS New York
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