The Giants running back had trouble keeping it together during his farewell press conference on Wednesday. But he said his were tears of joy.
“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 22-year-old running back is rehabbing from surgery to treat spinal stenosis, which has the potential to be career-threatening.
Whether or not Giants running back David Wilson is ultimately cleared to return to the field, his stenosis poses risks.
University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun has undergone what the school says was successful surgery to address the spinal condition that has forced him to miss the Huskies’ past seven games.
Calhoun has been on a medical leave of absence since Feb. 3 because of spinal stenosis, a painful narrowing of the spine.