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Jon Beason's season could get scuttled

Giants offensive linebacker Jon Beason leaves the field

Giants offensive linebacker Jon Beason leaves the field after the team's 27-13 win against the Green Bay Packers in an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 17, 2013. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Jon Beason's return to the Giants' lineup looks like it will go through Charlotte.

The team announced Tuesday that the middle linebacker and defensive captain aggravated the injury that sidelined him this spring and summer and he might have to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte for an examination this week. It was Anderson who originally recommended no surgery for Beason when he tore a ligament in his foot and fractured a sesamoid in a toe in June.

Anderson also performed surgery on Beason when he tore his Achilles in 2011.

At the very least, Beason will miss a few games. A prognosis that requires surgery or the 12 weeks of rehab it took to get him on the field for the opener would almost certainly end his season.

The Giants are already thin at linebacker with promising rookie Devon Kennard sidelined by a hamstring injury. After Beason left Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the Giants mostly kept Jameel McClain on the outside and used Mark Herzlich as the middle linebacker.

Jernigan to IR

The Giants placed WR Jerrel Jernigan on injured reserve with a mid-foot sprain, ending his season and most likely his Giants career. The former third-round pick is in the last year of his four-year rookie contract.

The Giants also formally placed CB Walter Thurmond III on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle. He had surgery Tuesday. They promoted WR Julian Talley and LB Dan Fox from the practice squad to take the two places on the 53-man roster.

Giant steps

The Giants did not have a takeaway in the first two games, the first time that has happened to start a season since 1972 . . . WRs Travis Harvey and L'Damian Washington, and LB James Davidson were added to the practice squad. DE Jordan Stanton's practice squad contract was terminated . . . Eli Manning's 26 completions Sunday gave him 2,973 for his career, passing Carson Palmer and Boomer Esiason into 17th place on the NFL's all-time list. His two TDs gave him 232, tying him with Steve Young for 23rd all time.

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