The New York Giants have had some bad luck on their offense, thanks to longtime lineman Chris Snee’s impending retirement. After last year’s implosion, it’s not hard for Giants fans to resign themselves to another long year. Fear not though, as there is light at the end of the tunnel. Another player struggling with injury, David Wilson, recently tweeted that he’s been ‘cleared for everything’ and appears ready for the start of training camp.
— David E. Wilson (@4stillRunning) July 21, 2014
The news comes just months after Wilson underwent neck surgery amid a ‘cloudy future‘ that could have seen the speedy back forced into retirement. Instead, it appears all went well for Wilson and now he’s ready to put a nightmare 2013 season behind him.
That nightmare season began in just about the worst way possible, or so we thought at the time. Wilson fumbled twice in the season opened against the Dallas Cowboys and struggled to earn his coach’s trust for the rest of the way until he suffered a major neck injury that put his career in jeopardy.
Now with the injuries and the fumbles behind him, Wilson can look forward to contributing to a Giants offense that will sport a new look. Eli Manning will still stand behind center as always, but that will be just about the only thing that hasn’t changed.
Gone are Snee and Hakeem Nicks from last season’s roster while first round pick Odell Beckham Jr. will join the fray along with Wilson, who missed most of 2013 and hopes to be a new man in 2014. If Wilson can provide a boost to the running game and the offense as a whole, the Giants could very well return to contention status in the NFC East.