New York Giants running back David Wilson suffered a burner during practice on Tuesday and was immediately taken to get a battery of tests done. Unfortunately for the Giants running back, it appears that he might be a long shot to ever return to the football field.
Wilson suffered a neck injury last season, which forced him to undergo spinal fusion surgery in the offseason. Months removed from that surgery, Wilson’s latest injury brings some potentially catastrophic news for the running back and the team that made him a first-round pick back in 2012 (via NJ.com).
According to multiple sources, the running back, who suffered a “burner” during Tuesday’s practice, months after undergoing spinal fusion surgery, is a long shot to return to the field. One person with knowledge of the running back’s medical condition told NJ.com that Wilson “needs a miracle.”
This would be just devastating.
Considered a high-potential prospect coming out of Virginia Tech in 2012, Wilson never really caught on with the Giants. Early fumble issues followed by the aforementioned neck injury kept him off the field on a consistent basis. If he has to retire at the age of 23, it would be yet another representation of just how much players risk in terms of health to play a game they love.
Let’s hope this is not the case. But if it is, the main priority here has to be for Wilson to live a healthy life from here on out. No game is worth long-term paralysis.
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