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Could David Wilson’s Latest Neck Injury Be Final Nail in Coffin for New York Giants Career?

July 31st, 2014 at 12:15 PM
By Doug Rush

It always seems to be one disastrous thing after another with New York Giants running back David Wilson.

Ever since being drafted with the team's first round pick back in 2012 and cutting loose Ahmad Bradshaw to make him the full-time starter, it's been an utter nightmare with him.

It started with the fumbling problems, even during his rookie season that lead to people wondering if he was the right choice to take on the load at starter; the Dallas Cowboys made that well aware in Week 1 back in September. Wilson's fumbling problem and then benching during the game was the reason why Brandon Jacobs was signed from his couch into Week 2's contest with the Denver Broncos.

On top of the fumbling problem and lack of consistency, an even bigger problem arose, as Wilson suffered a severe neck injury in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles after taking a shot to the head/neck area; an injury that was later diagnosed as spinal stenosis, which has been a career killer for past players in the NFL. That injury ended Wilson's 2013 season and forced him to have spinal fusion surgery in January and his status for 2014 was up in the air.

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New York Giants’ David Wilson ‘Needs a Miracle’ to Get Back on the Field in 2014: Report

July 31st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Doug Rush

The neck burner David Wilson suffered this past week in practice is not looking good at all for him or the New York Giants.

Wilson, who was already coming off season-ending neck surgery due to suffering a spinal stenosis injury back in October, suffered the burner in practice and it looks like Wilson may "need a miracle" to even get back onto the field for 2014, as Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger reported.

"According to multiple sources, the running back, who suffered a "burner" during Tuesday's practice, months after undergoing spinal fusion surgery, is a long shot to return to the field. One person with knowledge of the running back's medical condition told NJ.com that Wilson "needs a miracle."

Wilson is set to meet with his surgeon, Dr. Frank Cammisa, the same guy who performed the spinal fusion surgery on Wilson back in January, on Monday to further evaluate how his neck is, but as the reports have said, it's not looking great for Wilson's chances right now. In the mean time, he is sitting out the rest of the week's practice and will not play in Sunday's pre-season Hall of Fame Game against the Buffalo Bills.

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New York Giants’ Eli Manning Remembers Derek Jeter’s Advice 10 Years Ago; Wants to Emulate His Career

July 30th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
By Doug Rush

In today's world of sports, it's tough for a player to stick with one team throughout their entire career given the fact that free agency, trades happen nowadays whereas 10-20 years ago, it was possible, more common than anything else, for a player to play on one team.

So far, Eli Manning has been able to accomplish that, playing his 11-year entire career with the New York Giants and something he hopes to do for the remainder of his NFL career.  In fact, Manning hopes to be able to emulate the career that New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has had, being able to play for just one team throughout the course of a career; Jeter of course is retiring at the end of 2014 and will have played his entire 19 years in one spot. Eli told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News of his desires to do the same.

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New York Giants’ David Wilson to Miss Remainder of Week’s Practice; Will Meet Surgeon for Evaluation

July 30th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Doug Rush

Running back David Wilson and the New York Giants simply can not catch a break.

Wilson, who was just medically cleared to compete at training camp after undergoing neck surgery this past year after suffering from a spinal stenosis injury in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles and missed most of the 2013 season as a result, suffered a burner during Tuesday's practice. 

Normally, a burner isn't something to get worried over, except in Wilson's case with a surgically repaired neck, a burner is an extremely dangerous injury and could lead to further problems, especially with the spinal stenosis injury that has ended players careers in the past (Michael Irvin, Chris Samuels.)

Wilson will sit out the rest of practice this week, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported on Wednesday and then will be further evaluated by Dr. Frank Cammisa, the surgeon who operated on Wilson back in January.

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New York Giants’ Rueben Randle Joins List of Walking Wounded After Suffering Hamstring Injury

July 30th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants have created a new, healthier menu for all of their players, implemented a new technology that aims to keep the wear and tear on a players' body to a minimum and even added several post-practice stretches aimed at decreasing the number of soft tissue injuries. Despite it all, the hamstring bug has bitten the Giants and bitten them hard. In addition to Odell Beckham Jr. and a number of others, wide receiver Rueben Randle has now also been shut down due to a hamstring injury.

"He was sore in the hamstring," head coach Tom Coughlin said on Tuesday.

Randle missed practice on Tuesday as a result of said hamstring issue, but Coughlin didn't make it sound as if it were a serious problem. Then again, the team didn't seem to think Beckham's issue was serious either, and he's now been dealing with it for nearly two months.

In addition to Beckham Jr. and Randle, tight end Xavier Grimble was also limited on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury of his own — one that had caused him to miss Monday's practice.

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