After the end of the latest Giants defeat on Sunday, running back David Wilson said that his departure from the game with a neck injury was a precautionary measure by the team.
Things sounded a little worse for Wilson on Monday. Coach Tom Coughlin said that Wilson experienced some numbness around his neck and that he needs to pass a variety of tests before he’ll be cleared to return to action.
“[Wilson] has to have a full medical appraisal of exactly what happened,” Coughlin said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “We’ll wait and see on that. He did suffer some type of tingling and he was immediately pulled out of the game.”
The Giants play again on Thursday night against the Bears, which may not leave Wilson enough time to pass the necessary tests. Coughlin said that the team could add a running back to the roster to go with Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox. The recently released Da’Rel Scott could make sense given his familiarity with the offense and the short turnaround before the Bears game.