The New York Giants have struggled throughout the NFL season and are still looking for their first win. In Sunday’s loss, running back David Wilson injured his neck and has been ruled out of Thursday’s game in Chicago.
The Giants signed Brandon Jacobs in September, and he is already being thrust into the starting line up. There doesn’t seem to be much urgency when it comes to Wilson’s neck injury. He is getting a second opinion, and not until next week.
From the New York Daily News:
Coach Tom Coughlin said Wilson’s status was “week-to-week,” and two sources with knowledge said the second-year runner is going to get a second opinion on his neck next week.
Given all the concerns about running back for the Giants you think they’d have rushed him to get a second opinion instead of waiting till next week. The Giant signed Jacobs in September, cut Da’Rel Scott, then re-signed him. Coughlin doesn’t seem too concerned though.
“Brandon had some good runs the other day, and Da’Rel had some good runs when he was here,” Coughlin said. “We have the young rookie that’s done a good job in preseason on kickoff returns, so I’m trying to project that further down the road. He did a nice job last week by the way, scout team-wise.”