Although Giants running back David Wilson was told today that he’s not ready for contact after his latest examination in recovery from neck surgery, the team’s medical staff is optimistic that Wilson is almost healed.
Giants team doctor Russell Warren told Giants.com that Wilson is right on track to be cleared when training camp starts late next month.
“There has been significant progress and healing since David had the fusion,” Warren said. “But the reality is it has only been four and one-half months since the surgery. We anticipate that when David is re-evaluated at the start of training camp he will be cleared at that point.”
Wilson said he was happy with the results of his checkup.
“Everything I got this morning was good news – there was nothing bad or negative,” Wilson said. “I’m very pleased and very blessed for my healing process to continue.”
The 22-year-old Wilson was the Giants’ first-round draft pick in 2012 and opened the 2013 season as their starting running back. If he’s healthy, he’ll have a chance to compete for the starting job again this year.