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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New York Giants' highly criticized Will Beatty has major surgery on leg

By on 1/07/2014 04:30:00 PM

The New York Giants failed to make the playoffs this year, and most criticism was cast on quarterback Eli Manning. Critics also were also quick to blame the play of left tackle Will Beatty. Beatty signed a huge contract in the beginning of the year, and most ended up scrutinizing the tackle for this reason alone. His dismal year ended with getting credited for allowing 13 sacks on Manning, even though the quarterback was sacked 39 times all season.

In the Giants' season finale against the Washington Redskins, Beatty collided with cornerback DeAngelo Hall and ended up with a fractured right tibia. He had a successful surgery on New Years Eve, and the encouraging news is that Beatty did not have any ligament damage.

Beatty talked about the mental struggle of living up to a five-year, $37.5 million contract and how he adjusted too much in his technique before the season.

"I know I came into this year trying to do too much," Beatty said in early December. "Last year was a good year for me because I was just focused on the task at hand. And then you get the contract, and you know the eyes are on you, people are expecting more from you. And I'm out there thinking, 'I want to earn that contract, I want to make sure they know I wasn't a fluke.' And I end up blowing it out of proportion."

The adjustment to his technique could be to blame for his unsavory season and he said that he would spend this off-season going back to the footwork and hand placements that helped him earn the contract in the first place.  Beatty's injury and rehab schedule could possibly hinder his plans to moving past a forgettable 2013 campaign. 

Regardless, the Giants' outlook states that Beatty is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2014 season in September. 


  1. Okay, this guy earned his paycheck for how he previously performed. That's just the business of sports. The Giants will not be fooled again. This coming draft be sure for them to grab another offensive lineman to cover the scrubness of Big Blues O-Line!

  2. Yes, I sort of feel bad that he changed everything up because of the pressure of the new contract. Considering Eli was sacked 39 times, something has got to change with their OL. And their RB blocking....we shall see!