The New York Giants have officially played running back David Wilson and defensive tackle Shaun Rogers on injured reserve while activating running back Andre Brown. The neck injury that had sidelined Wilson was reported to have made strides in recent weeks and the herniated disk is to have improved, but not enough of them or quickly enough for this season. As a result, they put him on injured reserve to make space for Brown, who was put on the injured reserve list while being designated for return.
The injury to Wilson is scary enough on its own, but Wilson’s season did little to make anyone feel good about his long term future. In the end, he only was able to rush 44 times for 146 yards with some fumbling problems. The Giants offensive line has been horrendous this season, but nevertheless, no one can feel good about Wilson’s situation as it currently stands.
Brown has been an effective runner in between injuries. He is a strong, powerful back who has been able to generate rushing yards and make plays for the Giants, but injuries have dogged him his entire career.
Rogers was put on injured reserve to make room for Markus Kuhn, who had been on the physically unable to perform list. Rogers had played for the Giants this year, but was could not get past a nagging knee issue.