Giants’ All-Pro safety Landon Collins will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to sources. The timetable for recovery is expected to be four-to-six months, which could have Collins back for full or partial participation in spring OTAs — if the Giants bring him back, of course.
Collins, who turns 25 on Jan. 10, will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. It would make sense for the Giants to place the franchise tag on him for a one-year contract, and this injury may increase the odds of that happening as opposed to a long-term deal. But Collins also is one of two defensive captains, the on-field leader of this defense, a first-team All-Pro selection in 2016. He wants to play here for a long time, and the Giants should want the same thing.
THE INJURY REPORT
The Giants (4-8) have some other injuries to manage before they visit Washington (6-6) for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Sunday. Rookie LBs Lorenzo Carter (hip) and Tae Davis (ankle) sat out practice Wednesday. And WR Sterling Shepard (rib), LB B.J. Goodson (neck) and TE Evan Engram (hamstring) were limited. Engram’s improvement to limited could mean a return to game action after a two-week absence.