Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) does a back flip after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back David Wilson leaves game with neck injury


Things were starting out nicely for New York Giants running back, David Wilson.

The fumble-prone rusher had 16 yards on six carries, including a touchdown run through the Giants’ first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, complete with a double back-flip. However, early in the second quarter, Wilson took a nasty hit to the head and was extremely slow to get up.

At first he appeared a bit dazed and confused, leading to speculation that he very well could have had a concussion though according to Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants say Wilson has a ‘neck’ injury and his return is questionable.

David Wilson has a neck injury. His return is “questionable”. #NYG

As to what type of neck injury Wilson is suffering from, that’s currently unknown though given it’s a relatively sensitive area, it’s possible the Giants may play things safe and keep Wilson on the sidelines until they can do further testing on the starting running back.

Brandon Jacobs has taken over the lead backfield duties in Wilson’s place.

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