Giants running back David Wilson’s 2013 season came to an early end because of a neck injury that doctors told him carried an increased risk of further problems if he continues his playing career.
Wilson said during the season that he intends to keep playing, but he’ll need to rehab from surgery before he can do that. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said on WFAN Thursday, via Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News, that Wilson will need to have an operation on his neck this offseason. Owner John Mara, speaking on the same radio station earlier in the day, also touched on Wilson’s status.
“We’re hopeful that David will be able to play for us again next year. Time will tell on that one,” Mara said.
There was no timetable given for when the surgery will occur or when Wilson might be ready to resume a full workload. His status is cloudy at best, though, and that should make running back an area that the Giants address the offseason because an Andre Brown/Michael Cox combo isn’t a particularly appealing one for a team trying to return to the playoffs.