Report: Giants shut down David Wilson, fear career could be over

Monday August 4th, 2014

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.

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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. 

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- Molly Geary

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