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September 16, 2011

Beason surgery is successful

Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason underwent successful surgery today on his torn Achilles.

Beason, a three-time Pro Bowler is on injured reserve this season, but Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects him to be ready in 2012.

Beason, who developed Achilles tendinitis in May during the lockout, tore the tendon in the third quarter of last week's 28-21 loss at Arizona. He said the injury was not related to the surgery he had last month to alleviate pain caused by a bone bruise in his heel.

Dan Connor, who started the first eight games last year before cracking a bone in his hip, will start at middle linebacker Sunday against Green Bay. Strongside linebacker James Anderson will shift to the middle in the Panthers' nickel package.

In other news …

--The Panthers are listing right tackle Jeff Otah (concussion) as doubtful. Byron Bell, an undrafted rookie from New Mexico, said coaches told him Wednesday he would start in place of Otah against the Packers.

--WR Kealoha Pilares (ankle), LB Thomas Davis (groin) and CB Josh Thomas (thigh) are probable.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on September 16, 2011 at 01:50 PM | Permalink

Comments

i don't think a surgeon ever admits when he performs a failed surgery. Never seen that press release.

Posted by: charlottean | Sep 16, 2011 2:35:16 PM

That would be funny. "Uh yea, we tried and tried, but in the end we just suck and this surgery was a failure".

Posted by: Geoff | Sep 16, 2011 2:38:19 PM

That would be funny. "Uh yea, we tried and tried, but in the end we just suck and this surgery was a failure".

Posted by: Geoff | Sep 16, 2011 2:38:19 PM

That would be funny. "Uh yea, we tried and tried, but in the end we just suck and this surgery was a failure".

Posted by: Geoff | Sep 16, 2011 2:38:19 PM

That would be funny. "Uh yea, we tried and tried, but in the end we just suck and this surgery was a failure".

Posted by: Geoff | Sep 16, 2011 2:38:19 PM

That would be funny. "Uh yea, we tried and tried, but in the end we just suck and this surgery was a failure".

Posted by: Geoff | Sep 16, 2011 2:38:19 PM

ive seen double and even triple post, but geoff my friend you take the cake. 5 is a bit redundant.

Posted by: me | Sep 16, 2011 2:56:37 PM

"Successful" suggests there were no complications, which there can sometimes be.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Sep 16, 2011 5:58:51 PM

"He said the injury was not related to the surgery he had last month to alleviate pain caused by a bone bruise in his heel." Well, thank you Dr. Beason. How silly to think those two incidents could be related. BTW, you're an idiot and the Panthers are too for letting you make that diagnosis instead of the team doctors, and go back on the field before your injury had fully healed. Honestly, it's the Keystone Kops, this organization.

Posted by: Freddy | Sep 16, 2011 8:56:46 PM

Can anyone tell me why Marty Hurney didn't get a serviceable backup for Otah considering Otah has missed roughly half the games since coming into the league, and the considerable drop off in the effectiveness of the o-line when he is gone? It's not a surprise that Otah will miss games during the season, and we're starting a rookie QB that needs effective o-line play to get support from the running game, and to keep him upright when passing the ball. This is not rocket science, and there are guys out there that can help. If it's important to bring in other players that know the system- Anderson, Nanee, Shockey - then it should also be important to bring in a backup o-lineman that knows the system and can step in as a backup.

Posted by: Phillip | Sep 17, 2011 11:23:02 AM

We had one, Phillip. Schwartz just got hurt, too.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Sep 18, 2011 1:55:16 PM

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