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Giants LT Beatty out 5-6 months following surgery


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New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty will miss five or six months following surgery Wednesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

Beatty had a strong of 46 consecutive starts after playing in every game for the third consecutive season in 2014, but had a string of injuries since entering the NFL in 2009 as a second-round pick in 2009.

Beatty has had a fractured foot (2010) and a detached retina (2011), and did not play in the 2012 preseason because of a back injury. Beatty suffered a fractured fibula in the 2013 season finale vs. Washington, but returned to start every game last season.

The 6-foot-6, 329-pound lineman suffered the latest injury lifting weights. He could be back on the field by November.

The Giants drafted Ereck Flowers with the ninth overall pick this month, with the idea of starting him at right tackle. He’s expected to be tried on the left side with Beatty sidelined.

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