New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) dives forward for a first down during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

David Wilson wants to play next year but risks re-injuring neck


New York Giants running back David Wilson is dealing with an absolutely devastating neck injury that he suffered on a Week 5 touchdown run against the Philadelphia Eagles, and this injury could very well end the career of the promising, young Giants RB. Wilson is expected to recover fully from the injury and won’t need surgery, but most of the rest of the news is bad news for Wilson.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, David Wilson was told by doctors that he has an “increased risk” of injuring his neck if he continues to play football, and that’s definitely a grave consequence that Wilson will have to weigh. But Schefter reports that Wilson wants- and expects- to play football next season, which is just about the only good thing to take away from the tweet.

It’s a very difficult situation, and it’s one that needs to be closely monitored by Giants fans and keeper-league fantasy owners of Wilson. We can all only hope that Wilson’s neck injury and risk of re-injuring his neck isn’t as severe as it sounds, because he is a very talented football player and nobody deserves to have this fate. If he wants to play football, I hope Wilson can end up achieving his goal and resume a promising career as one of the NFL’s more explosive back. The saddest part of it all might be that Wilson was only able to receive 115 carries in the NFL before the injury.

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