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Aug 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Giants expected to place David Wilson on IR

New York Giants running back David Wilson suffered a neck injury on October 6 against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, which has kept him out of action as he attempts to recover from the injury.

Wilson was hoping to return this season, but now the latest reports indicate that his season will be over.

From the Newark Star-Ledger:

With running back Andre Brown due to return at 4 p.m. today from the short-term injured reserve list, the likely roster move to free a space will be running back David Wilson heading to injured reserve, according to multiple people briefed on the matter.

A follow-up MRI earlier this week revealed significant progress, but he was not green lit by the training staff to return. The area of concern still lies around the herniated disc as it pertains to a case of spinal stenosis, a chronic injury that Wilson was diagnosed with following a trip to a specialist after the initial injury.

Wilson entered the year expecting to have a big season and lead the Giants rushing attack after Andre Brown went down with a broken leg during the preseason, but he was plagued by fumbles and had issues finding his groove before the injury.

Now, if the team makes the expected move later today, he will need to spend the next few months getting 100 percent and making sure that he works to become the player many were hoping he would be in 2013.

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