Panthers MLB Jon Beason wrote in his personal blog today that he had shoulder surgery on Feb. 12 to repair a torn labrum. He said he initially suffered the injury in October against Arizona, and played through the rest of the season.
Makes his Pro Bowl season that much more remarkable, that he did it one-armed for half the year. He wrote that "when I tackled someone it was almost like throwing a pillow at them.
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Beason said he'd "absolutely" be ready for training camp and the first exhibition game. He's going to need the mental reps too, because the Panthers are shifting to a variation of the "Tampa 2" defense which will put increased burdens on him.