Giants S Landon Collins said his fractured forearm was "100 percent" during his conference call with the media on Monday.
That isn't the case at all.
Collins' forearm has not been healing as doctors expected it to, NFL Network's Mike Garafalo first reported Wednesday night. Now, the safety has accepted the recommendation to undergo a second surgery to plate the bone yet again, NorthJersey.com's Art Stapleton reported.
Collins hates that he has to undergo surgery for the second time, but he doesn't believe the forearm will hinder his 2018 season in any way.
"I hate surgery," Collins told Stapleton through text message. "And then I'm thinking I'm fine and excited about this season, being on the field for OTAs [organized team activity]. It's a bone. It's going to come back stronger, so it shouldn't affect nothing I'm trying to do [moving forward]."
The expected recovery time after the surgery would be 6-8 weeks before he is allowed to return to football activity. That timeframe would keep the All-Pro safety out of spring works, but he would likely be ready for training camp.
Collins missed his first career game last season after fracturing his right forearm in the Giants' Week 16 loss tp the Cardinals.
The 24-year-old safety has been a key cog in the Giants defense since he was drafted in the second round back in 2015. He has led Big Blue in tackles all three seasons, and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year runner-up in 2016. He is also a two-time Pro Bowler, but couldn't play in last season's game due to his injury.
This year will be critical for Collins as a new deal from the Giants could come his way with his rookie contract is up at the end of the season.