Landon Collins has reportedly suffered a setback with a forearm injury that ended his 2017 season prematurely. The original injury occurred during the Giants’ 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals back on Christmas Eve. Collins was in the process of tackling Cardinals running back D.J. Foster when he felt the initial blow.
Apparently, the former Alabama product isn’t out of the woods regarding the injury. On Wednesday, the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo announced that Collins is still dealing with lingering effects, which could end up requiring another surgery.
Giants S Landon Collins’ arm isn’t healing as quickly as docs would hope and might soon undergo surgery to plate the break again, sources say. Timeline for a recovery would be about six to eight weeks to return to full football activity. So he’d miss the spring, be back for camp.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 11, 2018
After being drafted No. 33 overall by the New York Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft, Collins has steadily improved each year en route to becoming one of the most feared defensive players in the league. In three seasons, he’s accrued 341 tackles, four sacks and eight interceptions.
The 6-0, 218-pound hard-hitting safety was actually named All-Pro for his performance in 2016. During that season, he posted 125 tackles and four sacks. In addition, his five interceptions were good for second-best among safeties, trailing only Houston Texans safety Quintin Demps.
The good news is Collins is expected to be back by training camp. There’s no doubt that his leadership will be needed considering this is a Giants team that finished with a 3-13 record, good for second worst in the NFL.