New York Giants Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins underwent surgery to repair his injured right forearm on Monday.
When Landon Collins fractured his right forearm in during the New York Giants 23-0 loss in Week 16 to the Arizona Cardinals, he had surgery shortly thereafter, hoping that he would be able to resume football activities in the spring.
But the forearm hasn’t been healing as quickly as Collins hoped and on Monday, he had a second surgery on his forearm, with a plate inserted to help the broken forearm heal.
Landon Collins underwent surgery Monday to repair his right arm, which didn't heal properly after he broke it last year. Expected recovery remains 6-8 weeks. Should be back by training camp.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 23, 2018
“I hate surgery,” Collins wrote in a text message to NorthJersey.com’s Art Stapleton. “And then I’m thinking I’m fine and excited about this season, being on the field for [organized team activities]. It’s a bone. It’s going to come back stronger, so it shouldn’t affect nothing I’m trying to do [moving forward].”
Athletes dread having surgery, but the good news for Collins is that the expected recovery time is six-to-eight weeks, which means he should be fully healed when training camp opens in July.
Collins is as important to the Giants defense as Odell Beckham Jr is to the offense. He’s led the team in tackles in each of his three seasons in the league.
Despite battling nagging injuries all of last season, Collins recorded 104 tackles, had two interceptions, and was voted to his second Pro Bowl team.
The 24-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and re-signing him to a long-term deal will be a top priority for Dave Gettleman next offseason.
But first, Collins needs to recover from surgery and once again display that he’s one of the best safeties in the league as he looks to help the team rebound from a 3-13 season.