“Flip” Wilson Shut Down by Giants
On the day running back David Wilson was scheduled to visit spine specialist Dr. Frank Cammisa at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the New York Giants have taken matters into their own hands. A source has notified ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Giants team doctors are shutting down Wilson for the entirety of the 2014 season. The bad news doesn’t end there, however:
Asked league source if Giants RB David Wilson’s career is over because of latest neck injury. His response: “Most likely.”
— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) August 4, 2014
Poor, kid. Wilson battled his tail off to gain medical clearance on July 21st, only to have the dream ripped away from him nine days later. Now his season is over before it even began, and his career is clearly in serious jeopardy of never resuming.
Last week sources with knowledge of Wilson’s medical records informed the Star-Ledger that the 23-year old would “need a miracle” to get back on the football field. Despite the undying optimism of “Flip”, expressed via Instagram, the sources appear to be have been portraying a grimly accurate picture.
“Can’t wait to be back with my team again Monday can’t come fast enough.”
“Less than 24 hrs away then I can be back out there wit my team #Monday”
Unfortunately, Wilson be left waiting… The next order of business for the Giants will be roster and salary cap related. If and when it becomes abundantly clear that Wilson will never have the opportunity to honor his contract, a negotiation settlement between the Giants and Wilson’s agent is inevitable. He will then be released from his still rookie contract. Heartbreaking.
Another world class athlete who’s future in sport will be ripped away by injury. Giants Nation will miss your obscene acceleration and burst through the tiniest seams. Our fingers are crossed that one day we’ll see you back out there. Stay strong, “Flip”.