We may have seen the last backflip from New York Giants running back David Wilson.
David Wilson suffered a “burner” during Tuesday’s practice. While he tweeted that all is well on Wednesday night, reports from NJ.com sources say that the running back in unlikely to make a recovery. They say he’ll “need a miracle” if he’s going to return to the field. If the reports are true, Wilson is on the cusp of retirement.
Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr wrote, “The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.”
Wilson underwent spinal surgery, fusing his vertebrae this offseason, which amplifies the gravity of Tuesday’s injury. He will meet with Dr. Frank Cammisa on Monday. Dr. Cammisa performed the surgery in January. Following the surgery in October, Wilson had some initial testing with the Giants. At that point, a few members of the organization thought it might be over for the former Boise State standout.
Likely as a result, the Giants are prepared for life without Wilson. They drafted Boston College bruiser Andre Williams in this year’s draft and they signed former Jacksonville backup Rashad Jennings. However, Wilson has speed and explosiveness that the other two lack. When he holds onto the football, he’s a multi-dimensional back with a bright future. It was surprising, however, that he made it this far into his recovery, and that he saw the field at all during this year’s training camp.
In his two-year career, he has rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns and received for 42 yards and a touchdown.