New York Giants running back David Wilson is expected to be ready for the upcoming season after recovering from season-ending neck surgery.
The New York Giants struggled with their running game in 2013, and a season-ending neck injury to David Wilson only made it worse. Wilson was expected to be a breakout star, but he greatly underwhelmed before his neck surgery. Tom Rock of Newsday tweeted that Wilson is ready to go for the upcoming season.
Mara on D Wilson: “We expect him to be playing … all signs are he’ll be ready to go.”
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) July 17, 2014
The Giants finished 29th in the NFL with 83.3 rushing yards per game, and they signed Rashad Jennings to be their starting running back. He showed promise as a starter with the Oakland Raiders by rushing for 733 yards and six touchdowns while filling for the oft-injured Darren McFadden.
Wilson has reportedly been in head coach Tom Coughlin’s doghouse often, but the Giants are hoping to see him become a dependable change-of-pace back. He will need to cut down on the fumbles though, which he did twice in the 2013 season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
If Wilson cannot stay healthy or improve on last season’s disappointment, the Giants have other running backs competing for playing time. This includes Peyton Hillis and Andre Williams, who became a Heisman finalist for Boston College last season when he rushed for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns.