When David Wilson injured his neck last Sunday he was so sure it was nothing serious that he actually snuck out of the X-Ray room at MetLife Stadium, put his pads and helmet back on and tried to sneak out onto the field. The doctors eventually stopped him, though, and with good reason.
His condition could be much more serious than he believed.
Wilson said on Friday that doctors fear he may be suffering from spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal column. And while there are many different degrees to that, Wilson admitted that he’s worried it could be season-ending and that he could require surgery. Tom Coughlin, though, believes Wilson is more likely to only be out a month.
Wilson, in fact, remains optimistic that after he gets a second opinion on Monday from Dr. Robert Watkins, a spinal surgeon in Los Angeles, he’ll be cleared to play in the Giants’ next game.
“Best case, I’ll be back after the second opinion,” Wilson said. “That’s what I’m hoping and praying for because I feel perfectly fine. It really doesn’t make sense to me right now. People say, “Oh, but it’s the neck.” But I feel like I’m fine. I’m willing to go out there and sacrifice and play with my team. This is what I love. That’s my choice.”
Hopefully, Wilson's second opinion will bring good news. In the meantime, Brandon Jacobs will start for the Giants. He played well against the Bears on Thursday night, racking up over 114 total yards and scoring two TDs.