If the New York Giants were going to get bad news on the health of one of their best players, Landon Collins, the offseason is probably the best time to get it.
Landon Collins: "It's a bone. It's going to come back stronger, so it shouldn't affect nothing I'm trying to do [moving forward]."
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) April 12, 2018
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was the first to report that Collins could be heading under the knife.
As most know, Collins suffered the injury in the team’s 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16. Collins was placed on injured reserve the following day and underwent surgery that Tuesday, two days after the injury occurred.
All was well from that point on for the young safety out of Alabama, until today.
Now the Giants and their fans have another player coming off of injury to worry about, but it doesn’t seem Collins is too pessimistic about the entire situation.
“I hate surgery,” Collins told Stapleton via text message. “And then I’m thinking I’m fine and excited about this season, being on the field for OTAs [organized team activity]. It’s a bone. It’s going to come back stronger, so it shouldn’t affect nothing I’m trying to do [moving forward].”
Earlier Wednesday, Collins was telling reporters, including Stapleton, that his arm felt “100 percent.” Clearly, it wasn’t.
The timetable for recovery after he undergoes this second surgical procedure is between six-to-eight-weeks. So while Collins will miss spring practices and OTAs, he should be fully healed and ready to go once training camp begins.
It’s encouraging that Collins isn’t overly concerned about the injury, and perhaps the Giants shouldn’t be either. After all, being healthy in August is more important than being healthy in April. Still, it’s never good news when one of your star players needs surgery.