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Beatty enjoying this playoff run, eying next one with him

File photo of Giants lineman Will Beatty. (Aug.

File photo of Giants lineman Will Beatty. (Aug. 3, 2010) Credit: Jon Winslow

Last night I posted some comments from Terrell Thomas about how difficult it is for him to watch the Giants make this playoff run while he’s in California rehabbing from knee surgery. Today I ran into Will Beatty, one of the other 12 Giants players on injured reserve, and he seemed to have a very different outlook.

“I wouldn’t say it’s bittersweet,” he said atthe team facility. “The further we go the better it is. Not being able to go to the away games is harder than staying here and being on the sideline, seeing them before the game. It’s a little different, but it’s my first year on IR, I’m still kind of young, so it’s not the end of the world for me.”

Beatty had surgery to fix a detached retina in early December. He said he’s doing well in his recovery from that and doctors expect a 100-percent recovery for him in time for the offseason training program.

As for the possibility of missing out on a Super Bowl, Beatty shrugged it off.

“It’s not something that is unattainable, a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said, noting that the Giants had just been there four years earlier. “It’s something that I want to do and I want to be with the team and not on IR, but I still want to experience it with the team.

“There’d be a lot of mixed feelings, but it would still be a celebration and celebrations are good in all senses.”

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