Giants RB David Wilson missed 11 games in 2013 due to a neck injury. Even though he has worked very hard to recover, this latest setback could put his return on hold for a while.
Giants RB David Wilson has been ruled out of Saturday’s Hall of Fame game against the Buffalo Bills in Canton, Ohio.
Wilson sustained a “burner,” also known as a stinger, in his neck during practice. A burner is a nerve injury resulting from trauma to the neck and shoulder. Wilson had previously suffered a serious neck injury in 2013 that required a disk fusion and caused him to miss more than half of the season.
“We were all praying that it wouldn’t be an issue,” Giants HC Tom Coughlin said on Tuesday after Wilson left practice due to the injury.
Despite his talent as a RB and kick returner, the Giants have already prepared for the possibility of his extended absence. The team signed former Raider Rashad Jennings and drafted highly rated RB Andre Williams out of Boston College. Jennings is expected to start if Wilson does not return soon.