Collins (forearm), who was placed on injured reserve Monday, underwent surgery earlier in the day, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
It was fully expected that Collins would be placed on IR after fracturing his right forearm in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Cardinals, but it wasn't known whether or not he would opt for surgery to address the injury. The procedure likely lengthens Collins' recovery timetable and could impact his availability for Organized Team Activities, but he should be fully healthy for the start of training camp next summer. Andrew Adams is expected to start at safety in Collins' place in the season finale against the Redskins.
Collins' move to IR was merely a formality after he fractured his right forearm in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Cardinals. With Collins unavailable for the season finale against the Redskins, the Giants elected to fill his spot on the 53-man roster with linebacker Derrick Mathews, who was promoted from the practice squad. Collins finishes his third NFL season with 104 tackles, six pass breakups, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries across 15 contests.
Collins' injury is a painful one that will require some recovery time, but his availability beyond Week 17's meaningless Giants finale is fully assured. The timing was relatively fortunate in that sense, uncomfortable as Collins will be in the meantime.
Collins suffered a forearm injury during Sunday's game against Arizona and has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Collins' injury appears to be severe enough to keep him out of Sunday's game, but it remains to be seen whether he'll play in Week 17. For now, Nat Berhe figures to slide into the open starting safety spot.
Collins (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Collins was only able to see action on 18 of the Giants' 67 snaps on defense in Week 15, tallying just one tackle in the process, but he'll tough it out again Sunday after logging a limited practice Friday. When healthy enough to play his full allotment of snaps, Collins has been IDP gold. Overall, the Giants' strong safety has racked up 103 tackles and two picks in 14 games.
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|2016||New York Giants||16||125||100.0||25||4||5||72||14.4||44||1||13|
|2017||New York Giants||15||104||78.0||26||0||2||21||10.5||21||0||6|
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|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||1||6||1||0|
|2017||New York Giants||15||0||0||1||0||2||33||2||0|