Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 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 at OTAs


New York Giants third-year running back David Wilson suffered a severe neck injury last season in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles when scoring his lone touchdown of the year, and there was plenty of doubt regarding his availability to start the 2014 season. At this point, it looks like Wilson will be fine going forward, though it remains to be seen how good he’ll be upon returning from a career-threatening injury.

Wilson’s initial timeline had him pegged at a return around training camp, and most reports surrounding the Virginia Tech product were positive. Still, the doubts remained, and Wilson’s status was generally left up to guesswork. Now, the Giants official Twitter feed has informed us that Wilson is participating in OTAs today. They showed a video of Wilson receiving a handoff from backup quarterback Josh Freeman, and the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz confirmed in a reply that Wilson is indeed participating in the non-contact portion of OTAs.

Because it is the non-contact portion, we don’t know if Wilson has been cleared for contact (you know, the actual stuff) yet, and I doubt that’s the case. This is, however, a positive development overall, and it means that Wilson seems to be on track for a return by training camp.

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