Report: Giants S Collins (arm) might need second surgery

Reuters

Days after telling reporters his surgically repaired right forearm is "100 percent," New York Giants safety Landon Collins might need an additional surgery, according to an NFL Network report on Wednesday.

Per the report, the arm is not healing as quickly as doctors hoped and Collins might undergo a second surgery to plate the break again, which would keep him out six to eight weeks. That timeline still would have Collins on track to be ready for training camp, which opens in mid-July.

Collins, 24, broke his arm while making a tackle in Week 16 of last season against the Arizona Cardinals. He was placed on injured reserve and underwent surgery to fix the break.

He told reporters on Monday his arm feels "great" and that he is back to "100 percent," as the Giants began their offseason conditioning program at the team's facility.

A second-round pick in 2015, Collins finished 2017 with 99 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 15 games, earning his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.

He earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2016 with 125 tackles, 4.0 sacks, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 13 passes defensed.

--Field Level Media

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