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David Wilson’s New York Giants Career Still in Jeopardy Due to Neck Injury?

May 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

In recent days, there's been much discussion about the New York Giants potentially returning their ground attack to the three-headed monster of old. After all, the team still has David Wilson and have added Rashad Jennings via free agency and Andre Williams via the 2014 NFL Draft. As such, and assuming all are healthy, logic would dictate that very well may be the route the Giants take, but as Dan Graziano of ESPN recently pointed out, Williams has already pumped the brakes on that line of thinking.

"I can't really say they're going to build that three-headed monster," said Williams. "I'm not really too sure yet. I'm just getting here and learning as much as I can. I think each running back brings a lot of different specialties, and I'm just excited to see what we'll be able to do once we're out on the field."

Of course, Williams has absolutely no say in what head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo ultimately decide to do, and at this early stage of his NFL career, probably has been given very little indication either.

And it's not necessarily Williams' comment that slows down the three-headed monster line of thinking, but rather the status of David Wilson. And Graziano made a somewhat interest comment in that respect, implying that Wilson career (not just 2014 regular season) remains very much in question.

"No one knows if Wilson will ever play again following neck surgery. Indications are that he will, but no one knows for sure yet."

Although technically accurate, General Manager Jerry Reese did recently say that he not only expects Wilson to play in 2014, but that he'll likely even be cleared for the start of training camp. That, of course, fell in line with Coughlin's previous comments on Wilson, where the coach admitted he expects Wilson to play this season.

“I’m counting on him, but I am not going to put him in any circumstance until it’s an absolute that he’s 100 percent. I’m not going to mess with that one," Coughlin said.

Still, until the Doctors officially give him the thumbs-up, Graziano is right — there's no way to know what the Giants are going to do until the status of David Wilson is crystal clear. And despite the optimism, we're still a ways away from knowing that.


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