David Wilson having MRI on neck Monday, Andre Brown set to return

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When the season started, the Giants thought David Wilson and Andre Brown would be their top two running backs.

They’ve had to rely on the likes of Da’Rel Scott, Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hillis because of injuries to Brown and Wilson, although that will change this week. The question is how much things will change.

Running back Andre Brown will almost certainly be on the field this week, the first game that he’s eligible to play after going on injured reserve with the possibility to return. Brown said Monday that he feels ready after missing two-plus months with a broken leg and that the coaches have outlined a plan for his workload.

“The coaches just told me to be ready,” Brown said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “They threw me some special plays out there. They want to get me back in football shape. They want to kind of ease me into this thing. That’s what they plan on doing and we’ll go from there.”

Wilson has been out for several weeks with a neck injury and coach Tom Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, he was having it examined with a “very important” MRI on Monday. There’s been no word on the results, which would presumably determine if Wilson can play again this season, and Wilson has tweeted that he’s “frustrated” by playing the “waiting game again.”

UPDATE 4:07 p.m. ET: Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Wilson has more waiting time ahead. His neck has improved, but he still hasn’t gotten a green light to return to action.

6 responses to “David Wilson having MRI on neck Monday, Andre Brown set to return

  1. Wilson had bust written on him from the beginning. I watched him at VA Tech for three years. He is an East/West runner that used his athletic ability to outrun defenses at Tech.

    All Virginia Tech running backs are a bust in the pros. Wilson, Ryan Williams (2nd round pick Arizona three years ago) Kevin Smith (1st round pick of Detroit) Lee Suggs (high pick of the Browns about 10 years ago).

  2. I live a few houses down from Wilson. Our girls are very close, he told me last week his career is in serious doubt as of now, the doctors do not like how it’s responding ri treatnrntSaa

  3. I live a few houses down from Wilson. Our girls are very close, he told me last week his career is in serious doubt as of now, the doctors do not like how it’s responding ri treatnrntSaa

  4. Speaking of injuries to the neck and that general area…
    The Giants are the luckiest team in the league. In their Super Bowl run 2 years ago, they just so happened to get past a Packers team that beat themselves. In the rematch last year, New York got to play a Packers defense that was decimated by injuries. Now, they get to play a GB squad without Aaron Rodgers. What a joke.

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