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.