New York Giants running back David Wilson’s latest neck injury might sideline him for good.
Wilson, who suffered a neck injury against the Philadelphia Eagles in October, hurt his neck again during practice Tuesday. The team’s physician Dr. Russell Warren, along with Dr. Frank Cammisa, chief of spine service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, told Wilson he should stop playing football.
“In light of last week’s episode of symptoms, sensory and motor, Frank and I both told David he should not play football any more,” Warren said, via Giants.com. “We let David know that by playing, he would be putting himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps something more serious.”
Wilson came into the league with a lot of promise and was selected 32nd overall by the Giants in the 2012 NFL draft. On Dec. 9 of that season, Wilson had a game for the ages when he became the first-ever player to have 200 kick return yards and over 100 rushing yards in the same game.
He looked to continue that momentum into 2013, but the neck injury he suffered in the fifth game of the season ended all hopes. Even though it looks like Wilson will never play another game in the NFL, he said he is grateful for the opportunity he had.
“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” Wilson said. “I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.”
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