Jon Beason to have season-ending surgery

Last week, Giants linebacker Jon Beason met with doctors to determine whether his season was over as a result of the toe injury that’s troubled him since the offseason.

The answer isn’t a good one for the Giants defense. As reported by multiple Giants beat reporters on Monday, Beason will have surgery to repair the injury and miss the rest of the season as he begins recovering from it.

It’s a blow to the Giants defense as they prepare to face the Colts offense in Week Nine with little room for more losses if they want to compete for a playoff spot this season. While they’ve lost all four games that Beason has played this season, the rest of their linebacking corps isn’t particularly impressive and they’re going to need all the help they can get if they’re going to embark on a major turnaround in the second half of the season.

It’s a big blow to Beason as well. It will leave him with just 25 games played since the start of the 2011 season, with 15 of them coming in the 2013 season. That will likely lead the Giants to consider other options in the middle of their defense come the offseason because it’s not easy to count on a player with a history of being injured more than he’s healthy.

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