Giants doctors shut down David Wilson; career could be over
New York Giants team doctors have shut down David Wilson indefinitely after the 23-year-old running back suffered a setback during practice last week. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, there is a belief that Wilson’s career could be over.
This coincides with a report from last week that indicated Wilson would “need a miracle” in order to be able to play football again.
Wilson, a 2012 first-round pick out of Virginia Tech, underwent spinal fusion surgery in January after suffering a neck injury last October. Wilson worked his way out of Tom Coughlin’s dog house last year despite having a serious fumbling issue, and the Giants were still excited about his potential.
As of last week, Wilson seemed optimistic that his latest setback was not serious.
“Left practice early yesterday but everything turned out to be fine once the Dr. Looked @ me plus I passed all physical examination,” he wrote on Instagram. “I find out more on Monday #gottagetback #pocketrocket.”
We wish Wilson the best and hope he can somehow find his way back onto the field, though we realize his health is the most important thing at the moment.