The New York Giants just suffered a huge blow to their defensive backfield.


According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Giants safety Landon Collins will be placed on the injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, knocking him out for the remainder of the season. Collins is expected to undergo surgery next week.

Collins suffered the injury this past weekend against the Chicago Bears while tackling running back Tarik Cohen late in the third quarter. Yet, Collins would return to the game after a brief stint on the sidelines.


The All-Pro safety had already been ​ruled out for Week 14 against the Washington Redskins, but the belief was he would require the season-ending surgery.


Collins' injury could not have come at a worse time, as he's supposed to hit free agency at season's end. When healthy, Collins is one of the top safeties in the entire league. With this latest blip on the radar, it could hurt his value on the market, but that's only if the Giants don't ​use the franchise tag on him.


With the Giants hoping to win out for the remainder of the season, it will become much more difficult without their star defensive player.