The news is not entirely unexpected, as optimism around the Giants had grown in recent weeks and months, with co-owner John Mara saying just last week that the team anticipated Wilson receiving full clearance prior to the start of camp.
"We expect him to be playing this year, but that is going to depend on what the doctors tell us," Mara said last Thursday. "So far, all signs are that he's going to be ready to go."
Wilson underwent spinal fusion surgery in January to repair a herniated disc in his neck (spinal stenosis) and original fears were that he'd never be able to play again. However, Wilson long-maintained that he felt not pain and was determined to return to the field.
Despite the medical clearance, the Giants are likely to take it easy with him and ease him back into the swing of things. Odds are he'll play exclusively at running back, although the possibility always remains that he eventually returns to fielding some kickoffs.
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