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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New York Giants looking past running back David Wilson

By on 12/31/2013 04:30:00 PM

The New York Giants seem a bit reluctant to give their running back David Wilson a bright, optimistic future outlook.  Wilson was put on the season-ending injured reserve list after hurting his neck during an October 6th loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in week five.  The 2012 first-round draft pick and second year running back missed most of this season with a disc injury in his neck as well as a diagnosis of spinal stenosis and may have surgery this off season.  Giants' general manager Jerry Reese spoke about Wilson yesterday. 
“I think we’ll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “I don’t think you go into the next season saying David Wilson’s going to be our number one, starting running back. I don’t think you can do that. The guy is coming off of a neck surgery, if he decides to have it.”
Wilson has not determined that he will have surgery, despite seeing a numerous amount of specialists this year.   The sophomore running back has spent the year either on head coach Tom Coughlin's 'bad boy/bench list' or the injured reserve list.  Collecting 146 rushing yards and one touchdown was not enough to ignore the five fumbles in which Wilson had for the year. 

Regardless if Wilson decides to have neck surgery or not, it looks like the Giants aren't planning to wait around and see the outcome. 
"When you talk about necks, there’s always a possibility,” Reese said. “We’re hopeful and the earlier reports that I’ve gotten, doctors do think they can fix this and he’ll be able to play. That could be a possibility and if he has the surgery, I think the prognosis is that he’ll be ready to play next fall, if he has his surgery.
With a final emphasis on the word "if", the Giants seem to already have a contingency plan on the back burner. 



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