Having played in 87 games without a concussion, Jon Beason is unsurprisingly irked at San Francisco’s guard Alex Boone. Big Blue’s veteran linebacker was downed by what he perceives to be a dirty hit.
“My first concussion in my career ever. I can honestly say that if I hadn’t gotten pushed in the back, I wouldn’t have been concussed. It’s unfortunate when another player, Alex Boone to be exact, can reach out, grab you from behind, and then deliberately push you in the back. It’s hard enough to stay healthy in this league. I think it was a cowardly move, didn’t show any sportsmanship, no regard for another player, their career. It could have been a lot worse. So it is what it is. I never saw (Carlos) Hyde because I was too busy trying to keep my balance from being pushed from behind. I wanted to get that out there, I hope it goes back to him and that’s how I feel.”
He is slated to return for the Giants’ Monday night game against Philadelphia as he practiced without pads while also clearing any neuro tests including the lack of symptoms such as headaches and vomiting.
"Yeah, I mean it’s your head, it’s not a tough guy injury. They’ve made it a big deal and rightfully so. It’s very subjective in terms of each individual guy. There’s an extensive protocol that you have to go through to get cleared. I had to be honest with myself, and it’s really up to me. I say, “Hey, I feel bad or I feel good.” And you go from there. The doctors have basically told me that the tests are to try and catch guys in lies because back in the day, it was more so, “Hey, you’re dinged, you go back in. How many fingers am I holding up?” I was coherent right away. Then I found out, you go back there, start the protocol, I was never going back out. It was just precautionary and it makes a lot of sense."