Giants' Beckum tears ACL in Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS — New York Giants tight end Travis Beckum suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night against the New England Patriots. He is obviously out for the remainder of the game, and his ability to be ready for the start of the 2012 season is in serious question.

Beckum was jammed by a defender while running a route with the Giants driving up 9-3 in the second quarter and crumpled to the ground. He had to be helped off the field by trainers, and the announcement of his injury came soon thereafter.

Beckum had five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in the regular season and seven catches for 45 yards in the playoffs. He is not the Giants' primary tight end, and the fact that starter Jake Ballard is healthy helps lessen the loss. Tough break for Beckum, though, who has a long recovery ahead of him and has to watch the rest of the Super Bowl from the sideline.