Collins underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair MCL damage in his right knee, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Collins, who was spotted in Cleveland's locker room Wednesday with crutches and his right leg immobilized, was placed on injured reserve about three weeks ago and won't return this season. The knee operation likely means that Collins' recovery timetable will be measured in months rather than weeks, but the Browns are hopeful that the linebacker will be back to full strength for the start of the 2018 campaign.
Collins tore his MCL in Sunday's loss to the Lions, according to Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com. He sustained the injury while intercepting opposing quarterback Matthew Stafford early in the first quarter. James Burgress is now expected to replace Collins in the starting lineup. His season will end with 31 tackles, one sack, three passes defended, one interception and a forced bumble through six games.
Collins suffered a MCL sprain against the Lions on Sunday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Collins will likely have to sit out for a few weeks. The fifth-year linebacker has played just six games this season, compiling 31 tackles (21 solo) and one sack. James Burgess will be called upon to pick up Collins' duties for the time being.
Collins (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions.
Collins suffered this injury early in the first quarter, but after further evaluation, he changed into his street clothes at halftime. In his absence, James Burgess will slot in as the strong-side linebacker.
Collins is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Detroit after suffering a knee injury.
Collins left early on in Sunday's game after injuring his knee. He recorded an interception prior to exiting. Expect James Burgess to see some extra snaps as long as Collins is sidelined.
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