Giants S Collins pushing to participate in minicamp

The New York Giants' Landon CollinsPhoto Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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New York Giants safety Landon Collins told Newsday that he wants to participate in the team’s minicamp next month.

Collins underwent a second surgery on his broken forearm in April and is expected to be cleared in a few weeks. The two-time Pro Bowl selection told the newspaper that he’d like to participate in the mid-June minicamp, but will abide by the decisions of the coaching staff and medical personnel.

The 24-year-old Collins initially had surgery after sustaining the injury against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16 of last season. Follow-up visits to doctors, however, showed that forearm had not healed correctly.

Collins, who was a second-round pick of the Giants in 2015, is entering the final season of his four-year, $6.1 million contract.

He amassed more than 100 tackles in each of his first three seasons and started every game until the fractured forearm kept him out of the 2017 season finale.