The New York Giants figured they had the running back position perfectly under control heading into last season. In a growing trend in the NFL, the Giants had the big back in Andre Brown and the fast back in David Wilson.
Things don’t always end up like you plan.
Brown broke his leg in the preseason and Wilson went down in game five with a neck injury. The result was an offense that relied too heavily on the passing game and Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions on the year.
It now appears that Wilson may not return to the Giants or to football all together. In an interview with New York radio station WFAN, Giants general manager Jerry Reese gave us a grim update on Wilson.
“He’s planning to have surgery, and we’ll see how that comes out,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Thursday. “Our medical staff feels like he’ll be ready to play this fall, but the neck and back are pretty tricky. So you never know. Jason Pierre-Paul had a back (issue), and he was just a shell of what he was a couple of years ago.”