Nine days after receiving medical clearance to return to the gridiron, David Wilson suffered a neck ‘burner’ at Tuesday’s practice. With Giants Nation in distress regarding their running back’s physical condition, Wilson took to Twitter/Instagram last night outfitted with words of comfort:
Left practice early yesterday but everything turned out to be fine once the Dr. Looked @ me plus I passed all physical examination. I find out more on Monday #gottagetback #pocketrocket
Unfortunately, the news coming out of Giants camp this morning is not nearly as optimistic. NJ.com reports, that according to multiple anonymous sources, Wilson is a “long shot to return to the field.” One individual who’s apparently ‘in the know’ on Wilson’s medicals stated that the 23-year old “needs a miracle.”
While this news crushes the hearts of Giants fans and demoralizes the fighting spirit, a report can’t be taken as gospel until there is medical confirmation. Wilson is scheduled to visit his spinal fusion performing surgeon, Dr. Frank Cammisa, at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday August 4th. Cammisa was not present when Wilson was taken in for an initial battery of tests following the incident.
General Manager Jerry Reese was prepared for this potential worst case scenario, signing Rashad Jennings and drafting Andre Williams this offseason. Nevertheless… the “lottery ticket” known as David Wilson could have paid huge dividends in an offense that befits many of his strengths as a football player, exploding through open terrain with jukes and spins.
It’s a waiting game until Monday for confirmation on his future playing status. Our prayers are with you, “Flip”.