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.
Wilson eventually did get cleared for training camp, but then another setback occured; a neck burner. Normally, a neck burner wouldn't be a big deal, but for a guy with spinal stenosis and coming off major neck surgery, a neck burner is bad news and now, it's going to take a miracle for Wilson to even see the field in 2014.
With the snowball of bad news and the team already prepared at running back with Peyton Hillis, Rashad Jennings and the drafting of Andre Williams, might it be time for the Giants to consider pulling the plug with Wilson altogether?
This latest injury shows that Wilson can't be counted on nor relied upon to be a factor on the field and while it's a shame that his career hasn't gotten off to the start that everyone hoped, the Giants still need to focus on the football side of things and an oft-injured running back with fumbling issues doesn't look like a great investment to have on the roster going forward.
The team made the smart decision in drafting Williams with their fourth round pick and a lot of people around football have really high hopes for the former Boston College back and could be the future of the team at the position, so maybe with Williams around, Wilson's tenure with the Giants may have came with an expiration date.
With the neck injury now factoring in, Wilson's time with the Giants might have come to a premature end, but an end nevertheless.
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