Breaking: Landon Collins to Miss Washington Game, Maybe More, Per Report

Safety Landon Collins, who has missed just one game in his career, could be looking at missing the rest of the year.

New York Giants safety Landon Collins, who suffered a shoulder injury against the Chicago Bears in last week's overtime win, is not expected to play Sunday when the Giants visit Washington.

The stunning development was first reported by the NFL Network, and has since been confirmed by a source.

The NFL Network also reported that Collins could be done for the year as he's facing surgery for his injury pending the outcome of further tests and evaluations.

Collins, who missed 11 snaps after getting dinged against the Bears , spent time in the postgame locker room showing reporters that he was able to lift his arm over his head.

However, he also admitted that he was sore, though he also expressed optimism that a couple days of rest would help.

The timing of the injury couldn't be any worse for Collins, who is in a contract year.

Voted one of two defensive team captains this season, Collins currently has 96 total tackles in 12 games played, 4 passes defensed and one forced fumble.

Earlier this year, there were reports that the Giants were looking to trade Collins, selected by the Giants in the second round of the 2015 draft, for a second round pick, but such a deal never materialized.

The Giants will likely start veteran Michael Thomas at Collins' strong safety spot. They will also mix in undrafted free agent Sean Chandler.


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