New York Giants running back David Wilson, who suffered a “burner” in practice last week, has already been ruled out for the 2014 season and there is a chance that his career could be over.
Breaking: Source. Giants doctors are shutting down RB David Wilson due to the neck injury that he sustained (cont) http://t.co/wxmJecnYcK
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 4, 2014
A first round pick out of Virginia Tech back in 2012, Wilson underwent spinal fusion surgery on his neck back in January. The hope was that he’d be able to return to full health this season and challenge for the Giants starting running back job. Those hopes have now turned into worries that Wilson may never suit up for a NFL game again.
After a battery of tests were conducted on Monday, Giants team doctors decided it was in Wilson’s best interest to shut him down for the season.
Giants will 'most likely' place RB David Wilson on IR http://t.co/4LFBphEdGQ
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 4, 2014
Wilson missed the final 11 games last season after suffering a neck injury, which as we pointed out above, forced him to undergo surgery following the year. These types of injuries are taken seriously around the league, further indicating that Wilson’s career may very well be over.
Update: It appears that Wilson is moving on from his football career.
“Don't feel sorry for me, or pity me. I lived my dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream."
– David Wilson pic.twitter.com/RMwaHIpnnK
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) August 4, 2014