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Giants 'doubt' that David Wilson needs surgery
Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:01pm
Giants RB David Wilson injured his neck on Oct. 6 in a game against the Eagles, and was later diagnosed with a herniated disc and spinal stenosis. It was initially thought he’d miss 3-4 weeks, but he was reevaluated on Monday and team doctors declined to clear him to play.
There remains at least a possibility that Wilson’s condition will be career-ending, though sources say the Giants still are hoping their 2012 first-round draft pick will be able to return next season.
Asked if Wilson will need surgery on his neck, Tom Coughlin said, “I doubt that.” A team source said nothing has been determined yet and more won’t be known until Wilson’s neck is reevaluated by doctors again in “several weeks.”
“I don’t know what to think (long-term) because it’s obvious that medically there’s no green light,” Coughlin said. “So we’re still in a holding pattern, believing that he’s going to get better.”
It was a lost season for Wilson, who came into the season as a breakout RB but never really got going. He finally scored his first touchdown against the Eagles in Week 5 and then promptly injured his neck. Andre Brown looks like the back to own in the Giants' backfield, but Peyton Hillis is expected to get the start in Week 10.
David Wilson likely headed to IR
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 11:47am
With running back Andre Brown due to return at 4 p.m. today from the short-term injured reserve list, the likely roster move to free a space will be running back David Wilson heading to injured reserve, according to multiple people briefed on the matter.
Wilson, the team's 2012 first-round pick, injured his neck against the Eagles back on Oct. 6 and has not returned to action since.
A follow-up MRI earlier this week revealed significant progress, but he was not green lit by the training staff to return. The area of concern still lies around the herniated disc as it pertains to a case of spinal stenosis, a chronic injury that Wilson was diagnosed with following a trip to a specialist after the initial injury.
David Wilson not cleared to resume activities
Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:59pm
unning back David Wilson, who has been sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck since October 6, underwent an MRI today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Wilson was also re-evaluated by team physicians Dr. Russell Warren and Dr. Frank Cammisa.
The determination was made that while there has been significant improvement with the herniation, Wilson is still not clear to resume football activities. Wilson will undergo another evaluation in several weeks.
The good news is Wilson is improving but the bad news is it will be "several more weeks" before he's even evaluated again. That's putting us in the fantasy range of stretch runs to the playoffs. He's running out of time to make an impact on your team.
Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:53pm
Brown, who suffered a second fracture of his left fibula in the final preseason game at New England, and veteran Brandon Jacobs practiced today, as did Peyton Hillis and rookie Michael Cox. Running back David Wilson’s injured neck was re-examined today, coach Tom Coughlin said.
“The coaches just told me to be ready,” said Brown, who averaged 5.3 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns last season before suffered a fractured left fibula in a Nov. 25 game against Green Bay.
Brown said he will get a special package of plays and the team wants to ease him back into football shape. With Wilson not likely back this week, Brown could split time with Jacobs and Hillis, but the division of carries is anyone's guess. Brown's worth adding but is shaping up to be a risky play this week.
Monday, November 4, 2013, 10:20am
New York Giants running back David Wilson, who has not played since injuring his neck in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 6, will have an MRI on his neck this week that Dr. Robert Watkins will review to determine when or if he's able to play again this season, a league source told ESPN.
It is the second MRI that Watkins will examine, and he wants to compare it to the first to see how much Wilson's neck has healed.
Wilson's MRI is today according to beat writers. There was a talk a few weeks back that Wilson could play this week if all went well, but that may not be the case depending on how this MRI turns out. Andre Brown looks like he'll return this week, however, so there is no need to rush along Wilson. But it does seem like the results of this MRI will go a long way to determine his fate for the rest of this season.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 9:57am
HC Tom Coughlin said he is “going to have to wait and see” when asked when Brown might return.
The Giants relied on free agent signee Peyton Hillis the last two weeks, and veteran Brandon Jacobs, who broke out for two TDs in Chicago three weeks ago, seems ready to return from a hamstring injury.
Jacobs admitted he doesn’t know “how it’ll work out,” or if he’ll even have a roster spot when Brown gets back.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 9:53am
There was indication that Wilson, who didn't need surgery on his neck, could be back Week 10, along with Andre Brown. But there's been no sign of that and we likely won't know more about Wilson until next week. With Brown seemingly coming back Week 10, Wilson is really only worth keeping around in deeper PPR leagues.
Monday, October 28, 2013, 4:48pm
Brandon Jacobs officially OUT for MNF
Monday, October 21, 2013, 7:16pm