Collins told media during an April 9 conference call that his arm was “doing great” and was “back to 100 percent.” Two days later, reports came out that the fourth-year safety was going to need another surgery since the bone was not healing properly.
An All-Pro in 2016, Collins played through ankle injuries in 2017 before breaking his forearm.
The fourth-year safety, who has the versatility to be used close to the line of scrimmage and in center field as a deep safety, is expected to be a key part of James Bettcher’s defense with the Giants.
The initial recovery timeframe for the second surgery was listed as six to eight weeks. The Giants begin a three-day voluntary mini-camp on Tuesday.