The news hit the Giants and Landon Collins and hit hard.
Collins, who is leading the team in tackles for the fourth consecutive season, will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his shoulder. The two-time Pro Bowler suffered the injury in the overtime victory against Chicago.
Collins left the game to be evaluated by team doctors but quickly returned to the game not knowing the severity of the injury.
Collins showed his heart to his teammates as he returned and played his heart out to the crowd and his teammates. Many shocked on his return to the field on Sunday after the initial injury. “That just speaks about who he is. said teammate Michael Thomas. “I wouldn’t want to play with anybody other than him at that position. He’s going to leave it all out there on the field, it sucks. I’ve been through it, a lot of guys have been through it, you got a lot of decisions to make about, ‘oh, do I want to keep going out there, putting on the line for my teammates, but also I got to think about my long-term career as well.’ Like I said, I’m praying it’s not too serious, but it’s tough. ”
“Landon is a huge part of our defense and it’s tough to replace that void. said Dalvin Tomlinson. “We have to have another guy step up. That’s the biggest thing, you have to ask somebody to step up in that position and just take on the role. ”
Head Coach Pat Shurmer openly admitted how important Collins is to their defense. “Landon displays what he is, he’s a very tough guy, very good tackler, he’s made a lot of plays for us, especially close to the line of scrimmage. I’ve said it numerous times, in a sport where toughness is required, he’s got a lot of it, so that’s what I appreciate about him. ”
Collins will have surgery next week as the Giants prepare for the Redskins.
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