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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 23, 2009

NFL: Panthers mum on Pro Bowl LB Beason's knee injury

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Carolina Panthers are providing no information on the status of Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason a day after he injured his left knee.

Beason was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Sunday, but a team spokesman said they would have no update until Monday. General manager Marty Hurney and Beason's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, didn't return messages. Beason also didn't update his Twitter page or Web site.

Beason was injured in the first quarter Saturday in Miami. He immediately told reporters he didn't believe he was seriously hurt and had not torn his anterior cruciate ligament. But he had a brace on his knee and was using crutches.

Dan Connor, who has played in three NFL games, is Beason's backup at middle linebacker.