The Panthers have officially placed MLB Jon Beason on injured reserve.
Carolina Panthers MLB Jon Beason mentioned he will most likely undergo season-ending knee surgery at some point next week.
“I’ve been pretty banged up, it’s been week to week,” said Beason on Tuesday, via News 14 Carolina. “And we decided to take another look at the knee, see what’s going on. [I] got the MRI yesterday and it didn’t look good.”
Beason has missed the last three weeks because of the injury and there was speculation this could cost him the rest of the season, so this news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Last year, Beason tore his Achilles and missed nearly the entire 2011 season. The Panthers have to concerned about him moving forward, as these injuries are two of the worst injuries that a player can suffer.
He’s under contract through the 2016 season with base salaries of $5.25 million (2013), $6.5 million (2014), $7.5 million (2015), $8.75 million (2016) coming his way. Thankfully, they drafted Luke Kuechly who is in a great spot to cement himself as their starting middle linebacker for the coming years.
“That’s tough to say, just because we’ll see (Friday),” said Rivera when asked whether or not both players could end up on IR, via the Charlotte Observer. “Chris had come back feeling pretty good after having two weeks off basically and ran around really well (Thursday). Then came in this morning and was complaining about the stiffness and soreness that he had from a shot he took.”
Beason is currently dealing with a knee injury, which is concerning considering that he suffered a torn Achilles last year. Gamble reaggrivated a shoulder injury during this weeks practice, which Captain Munnerlyn and Luke Kuechly as the obvious replacements.