The New York Giants sustained a serious blow today with the news that left tackle Will Beatty tore his pectoral muscle while lifting weights and will be out several months.
Giants left tackle Will Beatty suffered what's believed to be a pectoral injury while lifting weights, sources say. Extent unclear.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 20, 2015
Further updates would later confirm that Beatty did indeed tear the muscle and that he immediately went in for surgery to get it repaired. Recovery time is estimated at 5-6 months.
While Beatty largely gets forgotten when discussing the top linemen in the NFL, this could be a tremendous blow to the Giants' offense. Beatty has been the Giants' best offensive lineman since taking over at left tackle for David Diehl in 2011. Not only is he a very good pass protector, he is among the very best run blocking left tackles in the league.
Of course, the Giants lost Beatty that year (2011) as well, when he suffered a detached retina in November. We will have to see where the Giants go from here.
Stay tuned for more updates and analysis as we learn more.