New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty underwent successful surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle Wednesday evening at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, the team announced in a statement on Thursday morning.
Beatty suffered the injury during weight training on Tuesday. His expected recovery time is five to six months. A six-month recovery would put Beatty's return in late November, somewhere around two-thirds of the way through the Giants' 2015 schedule.
Beatty will almost certainly be placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. The PUP list allows players physically not ready to start training camp to sit out until cleared by a team's medical staff.
A player who remains on PUP for all of training camp and the preseason can be placed on the Reserve/PUP list when the regular season begins. These players are prevented from playing and practicing during the first six weeks of the season. A player on the Reserve PUP list does not count against the 53-man roster. If a player isn't activated after the sixth week, the team has a six-week window (day after Week 6 to day after Week 11) to make a decision to: a) place the player on injured reserve; b) release the player; or c) get him back to practice. As soon as the player returns to practice, the team has another three-week window to add the player back to the 53-man roster, or place them on the Injured Reserve list.