2013 has been a horribly disappointing season for the New York Giants. The team is still search for its first win and now more bad news has emerged regarding David Wilson. The running back has been ruled out for at least three weeks with a neck injury, but that might be best case scenario. Wilson is set to meet with a spinal surgeon to determine the full extent of his injury in the coming days, which will determine his fate for the remainder of the season.
It should be noted that Wilson is meeting with the same specialist that just recommended neck surgery for Ahmad Bradshaw. His injury is not necessarily the same as Wilson’s but it shows that his injury is likely of the serious variety. The team’s best guess at this point is that the RB is suffering from a disc problem.
Giants’ fans were expecting a breakout season from Wilson in 2013, but that just hasn’t happened. Through five games he’s only averaging 29.2 rushing yards per game and he just found the end zone for the first time in week five. Fumbles landed him in Tom Coughlin‘s doghouse early on in 2013 and he’s yet to reemerge.
If Wilson is unable to return to the field this season, I highly doubt it will spell the end of his tenure in New York. He’s still under contract for two more years and he’s owed guaranteed money in 2014. But with that being said, next season will likely be his last opportunity to prove himself worthy of a feature back role with the G-Men.