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Giants Officially Place Landon Collins On Injured Reserve

December 06, 2018 - 10:58 am

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WFAN) -- The Giants officially placed safety Landon Collins on injured reserve Thursday. 

According to multiple reports, the two-time Pro Bowler has a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. The injury requires surgery, and the recovery time is four to six months.

The Giants announced that they have promoted defensive back Kenny Ladler from the practice squad and signed punter Brock Miller to the practice squad. Ladler, 26, has spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins and CFL's Edmonton Eskimos. Ladler played in five games with Washington earlier this season, registering six tackles.

Collins injured his shoulder on a hit on Bears running back Tarik Cohen during the Giants' 30-27 overtime win Sunday.

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Initial X-rays on the shoulder were negative, but Collins underwent further tests this week that revealed the tear. Shurmur conceded Wednesday that Collins would "most likely" need surgery. 

Through 12 games this season, Collins, 24, leads the Giants with 96 tackles. He also has one forced fumble and four passes defensed.

It could potentially be the end of Collins' tenure with the Giants, as he is set to hit free agency in the offseason.