Report: Giants shut down David Wilson, fear career could be over
New York Giants doctors are shutting down running back David Wilson for the 2014 season in the wake of a neck injury he sustained last year and re-injured last month, and fear the injury could be career-ending, reports Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports Wilson has been advised he should no longer play football, and his days with the Giants are "likely done."
Last week, it was reported Wilson would "need a miracle" to return to the field after he sustained a "neck burner" earlier in the week. The latest injury came after the running back had spinal fusion surgery in January after injuring his neck in a game last October.
On Sunday, the 23-year-old tweeted and posted a photo on Instagram with the caption "Less than 24 hrs away then I can be back out there wit my team #Monday."
He was scheduled to meet with spine specialist Frank Cammisa on Monday morning.
A first-round draft pick in 2012, Wilson has rushed for five touchdowns and 504 yards in 21 career NFL games.
- Molly Geary