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David Wilson will have neck examined on July 21

David Wilson

The Giants have maintained all offseason that they expect to have running back David Wilson on the field when training camp starts next month, but the 2012 first-round pick still needs to get medical clearance for his neck before that can happen.

Wilson was able to do some light work with the team during the offseason, but was held out of anything with any risk of contact. Obviously the team can’t hide him from contact once the season gets underway, so the results of a July 21 examination of his surgically repaired neck will loom large for Wilson.

Wilson is hopeful that will happen because he likes the direction the Giants have taken their offense under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. Wilson says that part of the plan is to get him the ball in space in hopes that his speed can make things happen offensively.

“Space and also no decisions,” Wilson said, via ESPN.com. “It’s kind of me finding the hole and finding the crease. Also, the running backs have the ability to be able to create flow in the defense and create certain plays and get out there and be athletes.”

Wilson said he’s been doing mental reps while watching the team practice this offseason, but he’ll likely still need some time to put everything together after being out since early last season because of the neck injury. With Rashad Jennings on hand, the Giants can give him that time in hopes that they finally start seeing some of what made Wilson a first-round pick in the first place.

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14 Responses to “David Wilson will have neck examined on July 21”
  1. packerswin21 says: Jun 26, 2014 2:59 PM

    If he was on the Pack, he would have been released or retired by now…

  2. squirrelthomas says: Jun 26, 2014 3:01 PM

    Wilson will be healthy enough to get benched by week 1.

  3. arlingtonassasin says: Jun 26, 2014 3:01 PM

    Heal up Dave and fuel up the jets.

  4. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jun 26, 2014 3:01 PM

    Great, when does Eli get his head examined?

  5. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 26, 2014 3:09 PM

    (Pictured above)

    Is that Johnny Manzel-money-fingers thing catching on?

  6. socalmaverick says: Jun 26, 2014 3:17 PM

    Perhaps he should also have his head examined.

  7. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jun 26, 2014 3:35 PM

    I hate to call guys busts, but when you’re an RB drafted in the first round you should be having 1500 yard 10 TD seasons, or else you’re a bust, in this day and age where only AP type backs get drafted in the first round.

  8. thirstymofo says: Jun 26, 2014 4:03 PM

    …won’t help the fumbles.

  9. cool10857 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:35 PM

    Say goodbye to Mr. Wilson.

  10. justinstuckrule says: Jun 26, 2014 4:44 PM

    I enjoyed watching David Wilson’s handful of great plays. There’s no shame in Wilson retiring due to his neck injury. It wouldn’t have mattered if he had been able to keep playing because the Giants have so many other problems they’d still have thrown in the towel on 2014 like they already have.

    There’ s no way a team that loses the explosive duo of Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Myers, the shutdown duo of Corey Webster and Aaron Ross, Jon Beason, Pro Bowl star and versatile lineman David Diehl, David Baas, Will Beatty, Keith Rivers, Dan Connor, Linval Joseph, Kevin Boothe and Eli Manning can hope to win.

    The Ryan Nassib era might turn out OK but not for a few more years.

  11. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 26, 2014 5:20 PM

    Do they have any medication for fumble-itis? Cause he has that as well.

  12. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Jun 26, 2014 6:11 PM

    In light of his wish to play RB in the NFL following a cervical fusion surgery, the examination should be extended to include the area above the neck.

  13. n0hopeleft says: Jun 26, 2014 9:02 PM

    Well, at least he plays for an organization that knows how to win Superbowls. Unlike another in his division.

  14. dallassux says: Jul 4, 2014 2:04 PM

    @nohopeleft. He’s a bust

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