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David Wilson suffers burner in Giants practice

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The Giants took their time clearing running back David Wilson for a return to the lineup after last year’s neck injury and surgery, but that didn’t make take it any longer before there was a reminder of why there was so much uncertainty about Wilson’s future.

Wilson left Giants practice early on Tuesday and Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, that he left the session because he suffered a burner. Burners, sometimes called stingers, are nerve injuries to the neck that can cause muscle weakness and pain down an arm.

They don’t tend to be long-lasting injuries, but Wilson’s history with his neck makes it something of a setback in his return to action that the Giants are likely to take seriously in the coming days. Coughlin didn’t offer any timeline for Wilson’s return, which leaves his availability for the Hall of Fame Game, at the very least, in doubt.

Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, fourth-round pick Andre Williams and Michael Cox round out a Giants running back group that could find itself back to hoping Wilson can contribute this season rather than expecting it.

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14 Responses to “David Wilson suffers burner in Giants practice”
  1. jghs38 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:23 PM

    There is always something wrong with this guy. Every month he gets a new minor injury.

  2. Bill Belitext says: Jul 29, 2014 3:26 PM

    For a second I thought maybe Plax had pulled his burner out from his sweatpants…

  3. mrmojo448 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    Between this situation and the OBJ situation, I bet Coughlin is regretting his no retirement decision.

    Good luck Mr. McAdoo, you will need it sir.

  4. crubenst says: Jul 29, 2014 3:34 PM

    Terrible news. If its his neck and not a burner he could be done.

  5. jints77 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:35 PM

    This isn’t unusual an injury for his surgery at the stage of recovery. The trainers and coaches can prep him all they want but it can’t replicate real contact – even vs ” friendlys”.

  6. officialgame says: Jul 29, 2014 3:37 PM

    A stinger or burner is actually a painful nerve injury. The same nerves that give feeling to the arms and hands originate from the cervical. Not good for a guy coming off of neck surgery and pretty serious stuff.

  7. gfan8611 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:53 PM

    Unfortunately unreliability on the field and serious injury questions continue to push this kid towards bustville.

  8. doe22us says: Jul 29, 2014 3:56 PM

    Not good, I know neck injuries/surgeries are not all equal, its still a neck, makes Peyton’s recovery remarkable. Hopefully, Wilson is alright.

  9. phunkdok says: Jul 29, 2014 3:57 PM

    It’s over! Let’s face it. No way a running back plays with a neck injury like that. I love the guy and appreciate his heart, but don’t wanna see him crippled for life. Pack it in, homie.

  10. justintuckrule says: Jul 29, 2014 3:59 PM

    shocker he went this long

  11. floratiotime says: Jul 29, 2014 4:13 PM

    Goodbye David Wilson. It’s a shame, but you’re done.

  12. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 29, 2014 4:30 PM

    Career over.

  13. shatho1 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:44 PM

    not a giants fan but hate to see this happen to anyone. pack it up man no need to put yourself in worse condition.

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 30, 2014 8:39 AM

    “Hope Wilson returns soon. His fumbles will be missed”.
    Sincerely, Opposing NFL defenses

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