Yeah, this blows though it's no surprise given he has yet to practice since the first week of camp:
Beason first experienced pain in his left foot in May while training during the lockout. It was first diagnosed as Achilles' tendinitis. But when it did not respond well to treatment, Beason went in for a second MRI exam and learned he has a bone bruise on his heel.
Doctors inserted three screws and told Beason normal recovery time is three to four weeks. Under that timetable, Beason would miss the Week 2 game against Green Bay, as well.
Count me as very glad we hung on to LB Dan Conner after considering him for a trade. Playing GB without him will put us behind the eight ball.