East Rutherford, NJ, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Giants are unsure if running back David Wilson will play again for the team after his latest neck injury.
According to a source, Wilson’s neck injury has raised significant concerns for the Giants and it would take some unexpectedly good news from doctors to convince the team to allow their 2012 first-round pick to return to action.
Wilson underwent spinal fusion surgery in January to repair a disk problem and wasn’t cleared for contact until July 21.
He practiced with the Giants for the first week of training camp, but he left the field Tuesday after a collision in practice with guard Eric Herman, and he was diagnosed with a burner.
“As soon as I saw him walk off the field, I started to hurt,” Jennings said. “Someone who’s been working as hard as he has to get back on the field, when he has a little setback, it’s frustrating as a friend, a brother and a teammate.”
The Giants announced Wednesday that Wilson would sit out the remainder of this week’s practices and Sunday night’s preseason game after he was tested at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Wilson is scheduled to be examined Monday by Dr. Frank Cammisa, who performed the fusion surgery on Wilson in January.
If Cammisa doesn’t like what he sees, it’s possible the Giants could start having discussions with Wilson about an injury settlement and moving on without him.
Even without Wilson, the Giants are packed at running back. They signed Jennings and Peyton Hillis in free agency and drafted Boston College star Andre Williams in the fourth round. Michael Cox, the seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft, will also return.