The linebacker will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his injured right foot, NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Monday. The procedure has not yet been scheduled.
Beason admitted last week it was "50-50" his season would be over. He first injured his foot over the summer but didn't go under the knife at the time.
Beason signed a three-year, $16.8 million contract this season after he helped key the Giants' defensive turnaround last season. New York hoped he'd provide leadership in the middle of the defense. Sitting at 3-4 and well behind in the NFC East, Big Blue will have to make hay the rest of the way without their leader.
Here is the rest of Monday's injury-related news:
- The Panthers had some good news regarding running back DeAngelo Williams, who has been recovering from a lingering ankle injury. Coach Ron Rivera said the team expects Williams to play Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints in a matchup for first place in the NFC South. "It will be a nice boost," said Rivera. Williams suffered the injury in a Week 4 loss to the Ravens and has missed the last four games.
- Emery also confirmed that guard Matt Slauson tore his right pectoral muscle on Sunday and will miss the season.
- The hits just kept coming for St. Louis as wideout Brian Quick has a torn rotator cuff and dislocated shoulder, according to Rapoport, per two sources informed of the injury. Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that Quick is out for the year, adding he will need surgery due to it being a significant injury to his shoulder.
- Colts running back Trent Richardson is expected to play Sunday against the Giants, according toChuck Pagano. Richardson missed practice all of last week after suffering a hamstring injury. Pagano also said he's hopeful wideout Reggie Wayne will practice this week after he was deemed inactive against the Steelers while he dealt with an elbow injury. Vontae Davis is also day to day with a knee injury.