David Wilson ‘hoping and praying’ he’ll receive clearance to return

Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) gets tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive end Mario Addison (97) during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Giants 38-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports



The New York Giants were expecting big things from running back David Wilson entering the year, but he’s never been able to consistently get enough carries to find his rhythm, and the ground game has struggled mightily do to it.

After fumbling the first game and getting into Coughlin’s doghouse early, Wilson has since played very tentatively, and has rarely made the explosive plays that led the Giants to spend a first round draft pick on him.

But they may not have him at all for the remainder of the year with reports that he may have spinal stenosis, but Wilson is keeping his hopes up that he’ll be able to return as soon as next week:

“Best case, I’ll be back after the second opinion,” Wilson said. “That’s what I’m hoping and praying for because I feel perfectly fine. It really doesn’t make sense to me right now. People say, “Oh, but it’s the neck.” But I feel like I’m fine. I’m willing to go out there and sacrifice and play with my team. This is what I love. That’s my choice.”



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  • Thomas Katona

    Shame Wilson is messed up.i have the same thing,back& neck all screwed up. Giants for years haven’t had a great offensive line. At times it was ok but Al in all it sucked. Eli is mentally shot, panic has set in as with the whole team. Bradshaw was a big loss along with Bennett. Team has no heart. Unfortunately Eli is getting all the blame. Coughlin start the other QB!team has nothing to lose.

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