Collins broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in May during the Cowboys' offseason conditioning program and is still recovering from surgery to repair the fracture. It doesn't sound like he was able to do any meaningful work on the field during the team's minicamp this week, so it may be difficult for the Cowboys to bank on Collins making enough progress over the next month to take snaps with the first-team defense when camp opens. If Collins remains sidelined for the first week or two of camp, the Cowboys could consider shifting him to the Physically Unable to Perform list in order to create more room on the roster.
Collins (foot) is undergoing surgery on his fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Collins suffered his injury at practice on Thursday. His surgery will be his second on his left foot in five months. He's expected to return to action in the middle of training camp and is hoping to play in the team's regular season opener, September 10th against the Panthers.
Collins sustained a broken foot while participating in an offseason conditioning program, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Collins was bothered by a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot beginning last October, but Rapoport didn't indicate whether or not the two injuries are related. More information on a potential timeline for his return should surface in the coming days or weeks, but his absence will vacate 688 snaps from last year's defensive line.
Collins recently underwent surgery to repair a stress reaction to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot that he first starting having troubles with in late October. It's a fortunate development for player and team alike that the 2016 third-rounder won't need to miss any practice time this offseason.
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