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David Wilson Injury: Running back shut down, career could be over

David Wilson underwent tests on his neck today. The news reportedly is not good.

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David Wilson
David Wilson

The NFL career of New York Giants running back David Wilson could be over, according to a report from Josina Anderson of ESPN. Anderson tweeted:

"Giants doctors are shutting down RB David Wilson due to the neck injury that he sustained last year and most recently in camp. There is a belief that the injury could be career ending."

At the very least, it appears that Wilson's 2014 season is over.

Anderson followed up with another tweet indicating Wilson's "season is done."

Newsday reported that Wilson's career is "most likely" over" following his meeting Monday with Dr. Frank Cammisa, the surgeon who performed Wilson's spinal fusion.

That news can hardly be considered surprising after Wilson sustained what was called a "neck burner" barely a week after having been cleared to play following spinal fusion surgery in January to repair a herniated disc in his neck.

Wilson tried to sound optimistic last week, but there was a report that he "needs a miracle" to return to the NFL. It sounds as if Wilson did not get that miracle.

Wilson was the Giants' first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Giants prepared for the possibility he would not be able to play by signing free agent running back Rashad Jennings and drafting Andre Williams.

Not that it is important in the overall scheme of things, but the Wilson news is also important to owners of Fantasy Football teams. Big Blue View's Dennis Esser took at a look at the Wilson situation recently, and it is worth revisiting.

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