Mike Garafolo of NFL.com is reporting that New York Giants All-Pro safety Landon Collins could need a second surgery to help his fractured forearm heal.
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
Garafolo adds in a subsequent tweet that no final decision has yet been made, but it sounds to him as though surgery is “very possible.”
When he spoke to the media earlier in the week, Collins said his arm “is doing great.” He added about his rehab, “It was very minimum, but everything is back to 100 percent.”
However, if the doctors aren’t happy with how his arm is healing, it’s better to get it taken care of now, rather than closer to the season. At this point, an eight-week recovery is a small hiccup in the off-season and won’t interfere with his summer much, if at all.
Collins originally fractured his forearm at the end of the 2017 season, missing the final game. That was the first game Collins missed as a Giant and the first game he failed to start since being drafted, adding insult to a season plagued by injury.
Hopefully Collins will be able to finally get fully healthy and return to dominance.