David Wilson said from the start not to feel sorry for him. And now we’re seeing why.
Rashad Jennings is atop the depth chart with journeyman Peyton Hillis behind him, followed by Williams and still raw prospects Kendall Gaskins and Michael Cox.
The Giants running back had trouble keeping it together during his farewell press conference on Wednesday. But he said his were tears of joy.
By the time the Jennings-Williams rotation shows any results worth serious analysis, Wilson and his short career will be far from anyone’s mind. Football is cold-hearted that way.
“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” David Wilson said in a statement. “I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream.”
The 23-year-old Wilson was told by doctors Monday that he risked more serious problems if he kept playing. He underwent fusion surgery to repair vertebrae and a herniated disk in his neck in January.
The severity of Wilson’s neck injury has not been released by the team. One report by NJ.com said the 23-year-old would “need a miracle” to get back on the field.
Wilson insists everything is “fine” with his surgically repaired neck, but the Giants are reportedly preparing for the worst.
The Giants are holding their breath on Wilson, whose career was thought to be in jeopardy when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis last season.
“I can play regular football with no special equipment, no medication, or anything else,” Wilson said. “I’m just excited, most definitely.”
Giants running back David Wilson has received medical clearance after undergoing a CT scan on Monday morning.
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The 22-year-old running back is rehabbing from surgery to treat spinal stenosis, which has the potential to be career-threatening.
Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox and David Wilson. Does that make your mouth water? Well that’s what the Giants’ backfield looked like Tuesday after the news broke that Andre Brown signed a deal with the Texans.