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Giants’ safety Landon Collins undergoes second forearm surgery

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Initial expectation was that safety would miss the rest of the spring

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Landon Collins after injuring his forearm against the Arizona Cardinals.
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New York Giants safety Landon Collins has undergone a second surgery to fix the forearm he broke in a Week 16 game last season. Collins posted a photo on his Instagram prior to the surgery.

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.