Giants defensive co-captain Landon Collins has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder.
The 24-year-old Collins suffered his injury in Sunday's overtime win against the Bears in somewhat heroic fashion. He initially hurt his shoulder and missed 11 snaps to have it evaluated. However, he risked further aggravating the injury by returning to the game despite not knowing what the repercussions might be on his short- and long-term financial football future.
“It just showed me that he loves football,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins said. “He wanted to be here, he was ready to play. … You always appreciate guys coming back, knowing that it’s their contract year. He just came out and played.”
Collins, who is set to have surgery next week, is facing a four to six month recovery period which would put him back on the field in time for OTAs.
Whether those will be with the Giants or another team remains to be seen.