New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Giants running back David Wilson declared himself “cleared for everything” after receiving the result of a CT scan on his surgically repaired neck.
If his declaration is accurate, Wilson would be able to practice in full with the rest of his teammates when Giants training camp practices begin Tuesday. Wilson had another exam scheduled for Monday, the day before the start of camp.
He participated in some practices in OTAs and minicamp in May and June, but the Giants held him out of drills that could expose him to contact for fear of the damage he might do to himself if the neck wasn’t fully healed.
Wilson’s return would be helpful additions to a Giants backfield that now includes free-agent signee Rashad Jennings, rookie fourth-round pick Andre Williams and returning veterans Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox.
Wilson has had an up-and-down career so far since being drafted in the first round in 2012, committing fumbles in last year’s opener led to an early-season benching that set back his progress even before the neck injury.
However, the Giants kept Wilson, thinking that his exceptional speed is an advantage.